Meet our New Classroom Teachers
Anita Graffius is our new 3rd grade teacher. She is very excited to be joining the Crocker Highlands community and is looking forward to building relationships with the Crocker students and families. Ms. G has been employed as a full-time educator for three years, spending the last two years as a substitute teacher working for the Oakland and Orinda school districts. She also has worked extensively in environmental education and is looking forward to incorporating those experiences into the classroom. She attended UC Santa Cruz where she double majored in History and History of Art and Visual Culture. She is currently in the process of completing her multiple-subject credential with CalState TEA
(Picture for Carla Gayden – not available)
Carla Gayden is joining the staff as our new kindergarten teacher. She looks forward to contributing her experience to such a dynamic and loving community. Carla is a Berkeley, California native. She graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Southern California in Cinema-Television Production. She returned to the Bay Area and became the owner of a licensed Child Care Facility. She currently attends Holy Names University as a Multiple Subjects Credential and Masters of Education candidate. She is no stranger to the field of Education. Her grandmother taught Kindergarten in Oakland for over twenty years, so she is following in her grandmother’s footsteps.
We want to welcome our new staff and wish them the best in the upcoming school year!