CLAUDIA

 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.

 

ELLIE (Lead Teacher)

Q: What year did you begin teaching at WNNS?

    A: 2012

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

    A: Dr. De Soto by William Steig

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

    A: All The World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Q: What motivates you as a teacher? 

    A: What motivates me as a teacher is when I get to make discoveries alongside the children. They offer such creativity when it comes to making connections, problem solving, and collaborating.

 


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