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Marissa Maimone

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location
Lower School
Department
3rd Grade A, LS Classroom Teacher
Title(s)
3rd-grade Teacher
School Email
(Primary)

Education

Degree(s)
B.S., Child Development and Biology, Tufts University
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of the Pacific (BATTI)
Teaching Credential, Multiple-subject, State of California

Other Information

Biography
Marissa joined AVS in 2020 after three years of teaching at The Nueva School. Her dedication to child-centered educational environments has taken her around the world. A Bay Area native, Marissa's love of teaching started when she taught science through the Peninsula Bridge Summer Program for underserved Bay Area youth. She then went global, teaching English in Italy, then moving to Uganda to work for a nonprofit that prevents violence against children. At The Nueva School, Marissa taught kindergarten, third grade, and fifth and sixth grade math. These diverse experiences have deepened her commitment to creating spaces that nurture academic, social, and emotional developmentWhen not teaching, Marissa can be found doing acrobatics on aerial silks, hiking in redwood forests, learning to salsa dance, or reading sci-fi novels.