Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Ms.Elana has been calling San Francisco home for over 7 years. In 2021, she received her early childhood education teaching certificate from City College of SanFrancisco, where she discovered her passion for working with infants and toddlers and strongbelief in Montessori principles. Ms.Elana is currently working to complete her B.A. in social work to continue serving the families and children of San Francisco. She is also about to complete her AMS Credentials in Early Childhood. She seeks to foster a nurturing, confidence-building environment in the classroom where all students feel safe and valued and creates lessons with the goal of encouraging family and the individualized interests of the students in mind. During her free time, she enjoys watching movies, collecting vintage clothing, gardening, karaoke, film photography and napping with her pet cat.