Natalie Guandique, Senior Director of Curriculum and Program Design, always wanted to be a teacher since before she could remember. Her passion for working with students led her to experience classrooms around the globe, teaching English both in Spain and Tanzania and teaching 4th and 5th grade in the South Bronx of New York City.
Natalie joined Mission Graduates as an after school teacher and now oversees the alignment, continuity, and professional development of our Extended Day Programs and staff, as well as serves as the Director of Marshall Elementary. She is also a Senior Certified Trainer with CalSAC, developing the skills and capacity of afterschool professionals.
A native San Franciscan, Natalie received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education and holds a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.