Name: Myila Granberry
Position: Education Specialist, Sequoia Elementary, K-2 Counseling Enriched Classroom
What led you to your current position? I wanted to come back and teach in Oakland, which is a community that I love. I also wanted to work with younger students and help them build strong academic, social and emotional skills to be successful in the school setting. So, when I saw Sequoia Elementary was looking for a K-2 teacher, I quickly took a risk and applied for the position.
What inspires you to do this work? I enjoy the art of teaching and feel that all students deserve an equitable education in a loving and structured classroom.
What is a recent highlight you’ve experienced in the work or an important lesson you’ve learned in this role? This year started off rocky. We were a new team, at a new school, in a new classroom. Despite our rocky start, the students are now making progress. We have recently been invited to join grade level fields trips and we have a student mainstreaming into a reading block.
Share your life motto or something unique about yourself. "Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."