Born and raised in Connecticut, Gloria is a diehard New Englander. She’s a former parent, longtime member of the Sequoyah community, and a true believer in progressive education. She began her work at Sequoyah coaching the volleyball team and volunteering in and out of the classroom, eventually working as a substitute teacher in K-8.
In her earlier life, she volunteered as a child advocate for at-risk GLBT youth in Tucson, Arizona and coordinated a Meals on Wheels program for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. She studied Psychology and Creative Writing at Pima College. She is actively pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Pacific Oaks College. Gloria is delighted to continue her journey at Sequoyah as the Associate Teacher in The Egrets Perch. Every day is an adventure in discovery at Sequoyah: the honesty and clear view of the world that children offer encompasses everything that is worth learning. In her hours away from Sequoyah, Gloria spends time with her 17-year-old son Malcolm, listening to music and trying to absorb all that nature has to offer. On most mornings you can find her walking the Arroyo, headphones on.