My name is Marissa Bravo. I have been teaching for 26 years, and 12 of those years have been spent at Van Ness as a 1st-grade teacher. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
My love of teaching emanated from my experience nurturing first graders. I admire their passion for learning. I’m always amazed by how quickly they can absorb and learn new information.
My style as an educator can be described as an organized and consistent. I front load the students and make clear expectations throughout each day. I believe that the most effective learning comes when students are engaged in the lesson and are able to interact and collaborate with their peers. My goal for each of my students is for them to become independent learners who can communicate, collaborate, be critical thinkers, and problem solvers.