Fifth Grade Humanities Teacher
Chaitali Thakar, 5th Grade Humanities Teacher, joins Prospect Sierra after 11 years teaching in the Boston area. With a BS in public administration from the University of Arizona, Chaitali started her career in the startup and nonprofit sector, and then completed her MA in education at Pepperdine University. Since 2006, she has taught fifth grade, first in Los Angeles Public Schools and later at the Meadowbrook School of Weston, just outside of Boston. She has also served in school life as a professional development coordinator, has created on-boarding and mentoring programs for new teachers, helped design SEL curriculum for 5th graders, and was on the founding faculty of the Multicultural Teaching Institute at Meadowbrook. Chaitali enjoys cooking and eating vegetarian food, reading mysteries, watching Bollywood films, crafting fifth grade level humor, and spending time with family and friends!