Gaia is the lead teaching coordinator for our school and is responsible for hiring teachers and helping craft the curriculum. She graduated with an architecture degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan and is a practising architect in Boston. She brings to our school a deep experience of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) teaching as well as a passion for Italy’s language and culture. In Italy she taught kids of various ages in the interactive laboratories of Milan’s Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology.
Gaia works closely with teachers and volunteers to develop a rich and stimulating age-appropriate content for all our kids. For kids who study Italian only on Saturday morning, her challenge is to compress lots of knowledge into two hours, while making sure the courses are always fun. She is well aware that it’s a challenge to get kids to jump out of bed on a Saturday to go to school (her daughter reminds her of this!) so the courses have to be satisfy both parents who wants their kids to improve their language skills, and kids who want the classes to be engaging and interesting. We think she does a great job!
Mariangela teaches 7-8 yearolds. She has a degree in classics and a lot of experience in the field of education and teaching. She moved to America with her family in 2015.
Domenico teaches 6 year-olds. He has lived in America for many years and has maintained his connection with the mother tongue by teaching Italian to Middle School students in Medford.
Federica è una maestra della classe dei 5 anni. Ha conseguito una laurea triennale in Scienze dell’Educazione e della Formazione per la prima infanzia nel 2015 e una Laurea Magistrale in Management dei Servizi Educativi e Formazione Continua nel 2017 presso l’Università di Padova.
Si è trasferita negli Stati Uniti da appena un mese con il marito per iniziare una nuova avventura. Durante i suoi studi ha avuto molte esperienze lavorative in ambito educativo e di insegnamento in asili nidi, scuole dell’infanzia e scuole elementari. Adora stare con i bambini ed è entusiasta di cominciare questa nuova esperienza.
Sabrina teaches 4 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree at the University G. D’Annunzio in Pescara, later specializing in Contemporary Literature. After some work experience in Italy, in early 2017 she moved to the United States. In addition to collaborating with PIB School, she works at the Italian bookstore in the North End – I AM BOOKS.
Paola teaches 3-4 year-olds. She graduated in Science and Techniques of interculturalism at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Trieste and then worked as an educator in a youth center. In June of 2015 she moved with her family to the United States, where she continues to teach Italian to adults and kids.
Paola teaches Italian language to younger children with great inventiveness and capacity for interaction. She is much loved by the children and her classes are lively and fun.
As with all activities of the school, the play room for 2-year-olds is entirely in Italian. We launched the play room in the spring of 2017 after many request. Parents must remain with the kids and participate in the activities. We first welcome children in a circle, sing songs and explore the theme of the day. We build on the work of parents to help our youngest students take their first steps to being native bilinguals.