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, including a workshop in 6th Grade Project-Based Social Studies, the Lawrence Hall of Science's “Marine Activities, Resources and Education” (MARE) and “Full Option Science System” (FOSS). 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. In the summer of 2015, Mrs. Gialis attended a conference in Anaheim for the Next Generation Science Standards and was also 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. Mrs. Gialis continues to enjoy nature by traveling, hiking, completing ropes courses, and ziplining with her family. She is also a backyard beekeeper, and is a member of the Mount Diablo Beekeepers' Association, and the National Science Teachers' Association. Some of her other hobbies include yoga, cooking, baking (especially pies), and making jams.

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