Have you met Gaby??

This winter we ushered in the new year with many exciting changes at the schoolhouse.  One of the most exciting additions was welcoming our newest mentor, Gaby!

Though Gaby originally hails from Chile, she and her family come to us most recently from New Hampshire.  Along with Caitlin, this spring she is mentoring in the Garden House, bringing new smiles, enthusiasm and a bilingual twist to our younger classroom.  She’s amazing!  Just check out her bio…………..

Hola, my name is Gabriela Rodriguez and 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, and to be 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 their brightest potential. I strive to serve humanity and to create a better world by walking my path and taking actions. I enjoy this chance of learning by doing, by making mistakes and growing from them. I challenge myself by keeping a humble and positive attitude in front of our children, especially because I will never stop learning from them.  They are the most sincere mirror I have ever had, and I feel pretty grateful for that.

When I’m not at the schoolhouse, usually you will find me spending time with my family, Elijah (my husband) and my kids, Aayan and Amaya.  We like to spend time in the woods, camping, walking, exploring… Or with friends, sharing a delicious meal, talking or playing games. I personally love to dance (I feel that when the body dances, the mind rests).  I also enjoy spending time alone admiring nature. I like keeping myself connected with my friends from all over the world, and I feel pretty grateful for technology that helps me to keep them close to my heart every day. I also love to talk to my mom, brother and my little nephews in Chile.

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