Staff

Lourdes

Languages: English, Spanish
Lived in: Mexico, Guanajuato, Monterrey, Oakland, Bay Area
Experience: 19 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2004
Favorite Student Activities: Cooking, music, body movement, nature walks
Absolutely Loves: Working with children, cooking, baking, music, and visiting family in Mexico.

Hyejin

Languages: English, Korean
Lived in: Korea, Mongolia, Hawaii, Virginia, Atlanta, Colorado, Bay Area
Experience: 16 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2001
Favorite Student Activities: Spring tea parties with special teas, body movements–refining motor and listening skills, Fun Fridays
Absolutely Loves: Babies, hiking, cooking, hosting

Awa

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Wolof & Mali (from West Africa)
Lived in: Senegal, Paris, Washington DC, Maryland, New York, Bay Area
Experience: 16 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2010
Favorite Student Activities: Dancing and body movements, having conversations with the students, art projects
Absolutely Loves: Reading, cooking, cleaning, shopping, singing, traveling

Tammy

Languages: English, Chinese
Lived in: China, Hong Kong, Bay Area
Experience: 8 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2005
Favorite Student Activities: Raising Anise Swallowtail Butterflies, playing ball, making dumplings and other cooking projects
Absolutely Loves: Bird watching, all kinds of food, being outdoors, relaxing with my husband with a good movie.

 

   

Shivani

Languages: English
Lived in: The Big Island in Hawaii, Arizona, Bay Area
Experience: 35 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2007
Favorite Student Activities: Unit studies botany, zoology, & the solar systems; Social skills: respect, kindness, silence, & creativity
Absolutely Loves: Children, nature, meditation, people, horses, music, opera, and traveling

Mari

Languages: English, Spanish
Lived in: Mexico, Oakland, Bay Area
Experience: 12 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2009
Favorite Student Activities: Playing outside, art projects, speaking Spanish with the children
Absolutely Loves: Spending time with family, working with children, dancing, and cooking delicious meals

Trenton

Trenton Languages: English
Lived in: Santa Rosa, Berkeley, and Florence, Italy
Experience: 2 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2011
Favorite Student Activities: Physical Education, Legos, and reading
Absolutely Loves: The San Francisco 49ers, Ultimate Frisbee, reading (especially works by F. Scott Fitzsgerald)

Sequoia

Sequoia Languages: English
Lived in: Hawaii, Arizona, the Bay Area
Experience: 4 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since Fall 2011
Favorite Student Activities: Art and cooking projects
Absolutely Loves: Yoga, the beach, and Hawaii

Gladis

Gladis Languages: English, Spanish
Lived in: Oakland
Experience: 5 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2008
Favorite Student Activities: Practical life activities such as pouring, washing, cutting, and sweeping.
Absolutely Loves: Her children and all children, dancing, and life!

Young

young Languages: English, Korean
Lived in: Korea, Mongolia, Bay Area
Experience: 4 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2011
Favorite Student Activities: Montessori work time, Fun Fridays
Absolutely Loves: Singing songs, babies, being a wife and mother

Liiana

liiana Languages: English, Spanish
Lived in: Mexico, Bay Area
Experience: 7 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2006
Favorite Student Activities: Face painting, Montessori math, arts and crafts
Absolutely Loves: Baking, dancing, playing guitar, spending time with my children

Hye Yeon

hye_yeon Languages: English, Korean, Chinese
Lived in: Korea, the Bay Area
Experience: 6 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2012
Favorite Student Activities: Drawing,  art projects, dancing, reading stories with the children
Absolutely Loves: Movies, cooking, and listening to music.

 

   

Rebecca

rebecca Languages: English
Lived in: Fontana, Santa Barbara, Edinburgh, Berkeley, and Oakland
Experience: 18 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since 2000
Favorite Student Activities: Animal studies, math, folk dancing, and stories
Absolutely Loves: Music, crocheting, reading, and volunteering with the Girl Scouts and as an exhibit guide at Chabot Space and Science Center

Anne

anne Languages: English
Lived in: Michigan, the Bay Area, Tahoe, Colorado 
Experience: 15 years of teaching
On Staff with GLMS: Since Spring 2012 
Favorite Student Activities: Music, singing songs, and art
Absolutely Loves:  Meditating and yoga


Rachel

rachel Languages: English
Cultural Identity: Norwegian, Italian, Native American
Lived in: CA, OR, HI resident
Experience:  37 years of teaching
Founder of GLMS: Since 1987
Favorite Student Activities: Cultural integration, geographic studies, community awareness, & story telling
Absolutely Loves: Enlivening & illuminating the hearts & lives of one-  another, & community service

Maria

maria

Maria, once on staff, left GLMS to pursue her art career. She continues to substitute teach for GLMS on a regular basis and is head curator of our art exhibits and Art Show. 

Check out her work at: http://www.mariaschoettler.com/