My Primary Roles at Northside:
Orca Head Teacher
Most Memorable Moment at Northside:
Whenever a child learns how to do something for the first time and looks at you saying: “Look Elisa, I did it!”
Since You Asked, Here’s What I’m Most Proud Of As An Educator:
Being able to work in an environment that allows me to interact with families from all over the world.
Favorite Job Perk:
Working with a diverse and talented group of professionals.
What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up (At Age 10):
A librarian – my dream was to be surrounded by books at all times.
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up (Now):
The best of who I am and everything that comes with it.
When Not In The Classroom I Can Be Found:
Taking my children on adventures (or watching Netflix with them on the couch).
Favorite Place In The Neighborhood:
Il Passatore restaurant. It’s like eating at my mom’s.
Favorite Place In The World:
Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, Germany.
Favorite Place In My Imagination:
A cabin in the woods, sipping hot cocoa in front of a fireplace.
I Knew I Wanted To Work At Northside When…
I visited for a tour during the summer and I saw the classrooms and the bulletin boards in the halls. I was extremely touched by the warmth and intentionality of the environments as well as by the love and respect that the teachers put in documenting the children’s learning.
I Am An Educator Because:
I think it’s the best job to try to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.
Secret Dream Job:
Doula and Birth Photographer
If I Weren’t In The Classroom, I’d Be…
Taking care of my orchids or cooking for my family.
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
La Donna Cannone by Francesco De Gregori
“The Shawshank Redemption” is close with “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Favorite TV Show:
Underground (I am still traumatized by its cancellation)
My aunt Luciana’s rabbit stew