Grace Park Cubas

4/5 Lead Teacher

My Education and Teaching/Professional Background

BA in English; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; 3 years as an Assistant Teacher; 18+ years as a Lead Teacher

Year I Started at Walden

2000

I am a Progressive Educator Because ...

... I believe that all students come with their own strengths, struggles, and stories to be honored and developed. It is one of my deep commitments and great privileges as a teacher to foster a thoughtful and thriving community of learners who respect themselves and others in the fullness of their humanity, grapple with new ideas and strategies, and problem-solve with compassion and creativity.

What I Love About Walden

The curious and creative students, the supportive and involved families, and the dedicated and innovative faculty that make up this vibrant and connected community.

My Favorite Walden Tradition

Graduation. Watching each of the 6th graders deliver a speech reflecting on their learning and looking toward new dreams at the culmination of their Walden journey always fills me with gratitude, pride, and hope!

Professional Development

Includes the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project (Reading Institute, Writing Institute, Literacy Coaching Institute); Institute for Social and Emotional Learning; NAIS People of Color Conference