Gabriela Andrade - 5th Grade ESL Teacher
I have been working as a full-time teacher for four years. In my free time, I love to hike, read, play my ukulele, bake, and swim. My hopes and dreams for the kids at Govalle this school year is that they will find new ways to see magic in the world around them and begin each day excited to explore the unknown.
Ana Arredondo - 5th Grade Dual Language Teacher
Hola! My name is Ana Paula Arredondo and I am this years 5th grade bilingual teacher. I received my Elementary Education degree from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 2015. I worked for KIPP Austin Obras for two years, Hyde Park Montessori for one (and several summers <3), and AISD's Brooke Elementary for two. This will be my second year at Govalle and I'm so excited to start a new year with all of these talented teachers. Outside of work, I like to walk, bike, stretch, and hang out with my Boyfriend and his dog, Beau. This year, I hope to build a strong family with my students and dream of them making groundbreaking change! Go roadies!
Jennifer Thorn - 5th Grade ESL Teacher
Hi! This is my second year at Govalle, but my 21st year of teaching. I couldn't be more excited to get started and have one of my best years yet! I love to travel in my free time and garden at home. I am a 'mom' to a playful pug named 'Harriet' and a sweet cat named 'Woody'. My 'Hopes and Dreams' for this year is that every student at Govalle feels at home at school, builds a loving and lasting community, sets goals for themselves, and shares their learning with others.