Hello! My name is Zia Grossman-Vendrillo and I am so excited to join the RCP community as the garden teacher this year. I am a local, born and raised in El Cerrito, CA, and grew up exploring the beautiful nature that the Bay Area has to offer. I attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received degrees in Environmental Studies and Philosophy of Religion. I have worked for many years with children doing environmental education and more recently at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco. I also have worked at several Bay Area environmental non-profits and have lived and worked on farms. When I'm not teaching in the garden I enjoy cooking, making art, and singing.
I am so excited to bring my love of environmentalism and nature to RCP and to help make our school as beautiful as it can possibly be. I look forward to working with all students and welcome all parents and families to come join in on the fun!