Denise Velasco, Nearby Nature, teaches middle school and various subjects
Denise is a teacher who is committed to bringing out the best in students. Regardless of who is coming into one of her classes, they all come out with a different perspective on life. Denise is a method teacher, sharing her past experiences in life to highlight what she teaches in each class.
Zombies, and Sexual Education!
Perry Joseph, Director and Teacher, MECCA
Perry's teaching method is more of a fluid rather than cohesive and put together. Encouraging students to explore art through conversations that are more than likely to veer off course. Allowing the students to put on music, as long as it's school appropriate, while they work.
Total metal head.
Brie Huling, Heartwise, teaches various courses
Brie has a down to earth way of doing things. She creates a teaching environment that encourages patience, and respect to all as well as from all. Students are quoted as saying that she is "very understanding and helpful."
Keep calm and do yoga.
Tom Coppolino, Nearby Nature, teaches Math and Social Studies courses
Tom teaches many social studies classes that have a focus on things such as law, and the environment. He also teaches math. His New York heritage coming out as whatever he talks about becomes an insightful conversation with that added bit of gusto.
You think you know what Macaroni is? Well, you don't.
Amber Carrell, Le Petit Gourmet, teaches Language Arts and Social Studies courses
Amber is a passionate Language Arts/ Social Studies teacher, who is committed to pushing her students to do their best in all things writing. Many of her students come away from one of her classes, (All of which being current and "hip") being competent and exceptional writers.
Hates to be called "Ambee."
Michelle McLaughlin, Le Petit Gourmet, teaches Spanish
Michelle teaches her classes with a child like fondness. Keeping students entertained as they learn a completely different language. Her teaching method is one centered around humor, and fun rather than the tedious writing, and copying of the conventional classroom.
Makes clothes, and is fond of pastries
Carly Rodgers, Le Petit Gourmet, Culinary Instructor
Cooking is an essential skill to have out in the world. A skill that Carly teaches while also running a tight ship in the kitchen. Her class is highly regarded by students as they learn to cook by making the breakfast, and lunches for the whole school each and every day.
Please, and thank you.
Wendy McKenzie, Director, Nearby Nature, teaches Language Arts and Science courses
Wendy is a Natural History and Earth Science teacher who focuses much of her teaching on the appreciation of the environment and the issues currently surrounding it. "Wendy is Amazing," a common statement from the students who take any of her classes.
Apart of the Reptile alien race.
William (Billy) Hughes, Nearby Nature, teaches various outdoors courses
Billy's classes all have to do with the outdoors. From fishing, ultimate Frisbee, to urban hiking, Billy teaches it all. Teaching students about how to enjoy the outdoors is his aim, and in this he succeeds without fail.
Walk the walk, talk the talk
Jami Teran, Director, Heartwise, teaches Language Arts and Physical Education courses
Jami's teaching method, while not conventional, is very effective in instructing students on how to creatively express themselves through writing. She teaches philosophy, yoga, and various writing classes. Always calm and collected, Jami has students learn in an environment that promotes thoughtful awareness.
The school mom.
Mari Livie, Teacher, Art Core, Teaches Art and Music
Mari teaching method revolves around communication and understanding, she has a very easygoing, and fun loving demeanor about her while she teaches. Her incorporation of both art and writing while teaching music helps students understand and learn.
"The ukulele aren't toys."