2nd Grade Teachers

My big question: How deep is our Bay and who are all the creatures that live down there?

My big question: How deep is our Bay and who are all the creatures that live down there?

Nicola Fleischer, Master Teacher, Grade Level Chair

I grew up here in San Francisco, and am thrilled to be building a new educational institution for my amazing home city. I am energized by the perspective and enthusiasm that my young students bring to learning, and I love the daily surprise of what they can accomplish. I joined New School in 2015 from my 2nd Grade classroom in SFUSD, and am fired up to improve equity in our city's schools. I began my career as a Kindergarten Teacher at a Rocketship charter school in San Jose, where I implemented blended learning models and learned the practices of robust literacy instruction. I graduated from Brown University with a degree in Education History and Policy, and received my credentials through Teach For America.

I love getting up with the sun, making smoothies, and playing with new crochet projects. I like spending my weekends outside, exploring the parks and hills we have in such close reach!


My big question: 

My big question: 

Vanessa Garcia, Resident Teacher

 


My big question: How do we know there are only 8 wonders of the world? Who deems this so, and why is the list so short?

My big question: How do we know there are only 8 wonders of the world? Who deems this so, and why is the list so short?

Camille Spivey, Lead Teacher 

With nine years experience in the field of education, I have worn many hats: Coach, After School Program Director, Camp Director, Teacher, as well as Special Education Coordinator. I have a heart for equitable urban education, and an even deeper desire to get it right -- for ALL students. Most recently I was a founding science teacher at UP Academy Dorchester in Boston, Mass. I graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in political science, and an MAT in elementary education.

I enjoy discovering San Francisco, running, spending time with my family, hiking, and of course, Beyonce!


My big question: 

My big question: 

Ella Glasser, Resident Teacher