Assistant Mentor for the Sapphire and Amethyst Classes & Lead Mentor for the Spanish and Theatre Classes.
Hola, my name is Gabriela Rodriguez and I am the new Learning Specialist with the Sapphire and Amethyst classes. I will also be teaching Spanish and Theatre to Sapphires, Amethysts, Emeralds & Opals.
I was born in Arica, Chile. I left Arica in the year 2000 and began a journey of knowledge and self-awareness. I studied theatre, dance, health coaching, prenatal yoga, which all led me to become a Doula. I also completed a post graduate degree in music therapy, body awareness and Psychology.
I began my teaching journey with neighborhood children’s classes when I was 14 years old. From that time on I have been involved in diverse forms of teaching: Spanish tutoring, integrative after school programs, child care, Montessori substitute teaching, as a Baha’í children’s class coordinator, and as a health coach.
My interest in teaching children grows every day, and my hope is to contribute to their future and to help coach them to reach their brightest potential. I strive to serve humanity and to create a better world by walking my path and taking action. I enjoy this opportunity to learn by doing and sometimes by making mistakes and growing from them. I challenge myself by keeping a humble and positive attitude in front of our children, especially my own - Aayan and Amaya, because I will never stop learning from them. They are the most sincere mirror I have ever had, and I feel very grateful for that. I am so excited to learn and grow with your children too!