CLAUDIA - ASSISTANT TEACHER

 Q: What year did you begin teaching at WNNS?

    A: 2012

Q: What was your favorite book when you were a child?

    A: My grandma had a small bed and breakfast near by a major Hospital in my hometown Sao Paulo/Brazil. Most of her guests were overnight nurses from Sao Paulo Hospital. There was this lovely lady named Genie, a chief nurse at the pediatric department, and she was a skillful storyteller whose narrative was just so magical! Genie was passionate about Brazilian folk-inspired children's stories. I would look forward to Sunday lunch at my grandma's when I would sit by Genie to listen to many of her vivid and music-filled tales. My favorite was Dona Baratinha. I also loved any Sitio do Pica-Pau Amarelo series by Monteiro Lobato.

Q: What is your favorite children's book now?

    A: Undoubtedly, Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Simple, truthful and magical.

Q: What motivates you as a teacher? 

    A: The opportunity to support children's cognitive and intellectual development as they grow into compassionate, thoughtful and kind citizens, as well as being able to nurture children's innate creativity. The curiosity, imagination and resilience that I see in my students inspires and motivates me to be as much a learner as my students.

ALIDA - LEAD TEACHER

Q: What year did you begin teaching at WNNS?

   A: 2008

Q: What was your favorite book when you were a child?

    A: We Were Tired of Living in a House (the original version!) by Liesel Moak Skorpen

Q: What is your favorite children's book now?

    A: I still really love We Were Tired of Living in a House! It's so nice to share this sweet part of mychildhood with my students.

Q: What motivates you as a teacher?

   A: I love getting to know each and every child in my class, figuring out what motivates them, and howto best support their growth and learning.  My students are a constant source of inspiration, and in the classroom, I love guiding spirited group discussions, exploring, laughing, and singing alongside my students. It such an honor and a pleasure to be a part of my students' first experiences with school, helping them to build positive and nurturing associations with learning.


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