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, and the Lawrence Hall of Science's “Marine Activities, Resources and Education” (MARE) and “Full Option Science System” (FOSS). She has also participated in the “Trout-in-the-Classroom” program through East Bay Regional Parks, and been involved with Save the Bay's environmental efforts. Look for her previous classes' trout in Lake Temescal next time you visit.
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 zip-lining with her family, and also keeping bees in her backyard. 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 at the middle school level again.