Ms. Graciela has been a Montessori teacher since 1997. She was the Spanish teacher for one year before transitioning to being a full time classroom teacher in lower elementary. Currently she is now a teacher in Upper Elementary. She has two children, a son and a daughter. Her son and her nephew both attended and graduated from the middle school program at C.L.M.S. Ms. Graciela was born in Mexico and her first language is Spanish. She attended the University of California where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also graduated from Hastings College of the Law with a Juris Doctor. She was a practicing attorney in California for a number of years prior to becoming a Montessori teacher. She taught administrative law and conducted community education meetings during her years of law practice. Ms. Graciela enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and cooking.