Welcome to a new school year! My name is Zarina Gallardo. I am the third-grade teacher at Saint Joseph the Worker School. This is my fifth year at SJW and my seventh year teaching. I am proud to call SJW my home. I enjoy working with children and helping them reach their academic goals. I attended California State University, Northridge, where I obtained a BA in Liberal Studies. I graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University, where I earned a MS in Education along with my credentials. I have served as the Theater Club and Comic Book Club advisor (respectively), Catholic Math League Coordinator, Community Outreach Coordinator, God Squad Coordinator and this year I will be assisting Student Council. This year will look like no other, but I promise you we will get through it together.
I am excited to be part of an incredible team of educators who strive for an excellent educational experience for all of our students. I am committed to helping all of my students succeed and grow. When I’m not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and baby boy, Emilio.
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela