Students in our Upper Elementary learning environments exercise their growing independence by means of increased responsibility, through peer collaboration, and by exhibiting follow-through with independent studies.
Born and raised in the heart of Caracas, Venezuela, Zurima has acquired a passion for teaching. Earning her B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies and a double minor in Sociology and Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Zurima cultivated a strong sense of community-building through cross-cultural education, music, and dance.Currently working on completing a Montessori Elementary I credential, Zurima is delighted to be this year’s new lead guide in the Sea Turtle classroom. Outside of the classroom, Zurima spends precious family time with her companion, Rudy, and their two children, Zahira (3 years) and Razu (8 months) creating crafts, riding bikes, and going on MoonWalks.