Corpus Christi Science

Grades 4-8

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Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Gialis

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Mrs. Gialis is a Bay Area native who attended St. Mary's College in Moraga, where she studied Biology prior to earning her degree in Diversified Liberal Arts. She went on to also complete her teaching credential at St. Mary's. She has taught at several Schools in the Diocese of Oakland over the past 20 years, taking intermittent time off to start and raise her family. Along the way, she has supplemented her training and curriculum through engagement with Chabot Space and Science Center, the Lawrence Hall of Science's “Marine Activities, Resources, and Education” (MARE) and “Full Option Science System” (FOSS). She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She also participates in the “Trout-in-the-Classroom” program through East Bay Regional Parks, and has been involved with Save the Bay's environmental efforts. Look for her previous classes' trout in Lake Temescal next time you visit. Mrs. Gialis has also attended various Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) conferences and workshops, including a National Science Teachers' Association (NSTA) conference in Anaheim where she was invited to take a class inside the Disneyland Parks to study physics! Science in Disneyland? Does it get any better?

Mrs. Gialis grew up camping and fishing every summer. In 6th grade, she attended environmental camp in Pescadero and fell in love with Science. She continues to enjoy nature by traveling, hiking, whale watching, completing ropes courses, and ziplining with her family. She is also a backyard beekeeper, and a member of the Mount Diablo Beekeepers' Association. Some of her other hobbies include yoga, cooking, baking (especially pies), cake decorating, and making jams. She has many pets, including 2 cats, a rat, 2 betta fish, 3 lizards, 2 salamanders, a skink, and a scorpion! You can see many of these in our Science Lab!

Mrs. Gialis is excited to be part of the staff at Corpus Christi School, teaching her favorite subject, Science, in 4th-8th grades.