3rd Grade Teachers

  My big question:  Who's going to write this generation's Roald Dahl books? 

My big question: Who's going to write this generation's Roald Dahl books? 

Nate Mallove, Lead Teacher

After six years in education, I'm thrilled to be at a school with a joyfully rigorous 21st century model! After graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, I began my career with Teach for America in Harlem. I continued on to DC and spent 3 years teaching, designing curriculum, and coaching teachers in our nation's capitol. Most recently, I moved back to the West Coast to open a Rocketship school in San Jose as an Assistant Principal. Now, I'm back in the classroom and couldn't be more excited! 

I'm originally from Seattle and am looking to reconnect with my West Coast roots. I'm all about getting outside and exploring, whether it's a trip to the mountains or an adventure in a new neighborhood in my own city or one halfway across the world.


Meaghan O'Neil, Lead Teacher

Bio coming soon!


  My big question:  Is there such a thing as before or outside of time? Also, where does mine keep going?!

My big question: Is there such a thing as before or outside of time? Also, where does mine keep going?!

Vanessa Garcia, Resident Teacher

I’m a Texas transplant who recently received an MA in Elementary Education from UC Berkeley’s Developmental Teacher Education program. I began my career in education as Education Coordinator of an in-school tutoring program through Sylvan Learning in Austin, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, I taught elementary school English in Japan for three years. I’m excited to be joining the New School community and sharing in a vision for equitable education, inquiry, and change. 

I enjoy baking, sketching, watercolor and finding new places to hike in the Bay Area when I’m not teaching.