Sandi Tanaka, 1st Grade Lead Teacher, holds a BA with a double major in child development and Japanese studies from Tufts University and an M.Ed. in early childhood education from Lesley University. A love for early literacy led her to train in the Orton-Gillingham reading approach at the associate level. Sandi has taught pre-K to second grade, in Boston, the Bay Area, and overseas in international schools. She teaches with a deep commitment to diversity, mindfulness, and playful learning. In her spare time, Sandi enjoys traveling, eating well, and spending time with her two children!