Lead Teacher

Hi! I am Ms. Sylvia and I have been teaching for 4 years. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Marine Affairs. I am currently pursuing a masters degree in Education with a specialty in reading and literacy. I live in New Bedford, Massachusetts with my boyfriend David and our Frenchie Buster. I enjoy cooking, the beach, and staying active during my freetime.

Assistant Teacher

I am Ms. Shimizu and currently I am living in Nashville, TN to pursue my PhD in education at Vanderbilt University. Before that, I taught elementary school for nine years. When I am not studying or teaching, I like to be outside hiking with my spouse, Chris, and our dog, Omar. A new hobby that I have also picked up is bread baking, so I eat sourdough bread every day!

Email: amanda.y.shimizu@vanderbilt.edu