Jennifer holds a BS in Life Sciences from Cal Poly, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from CMU, certification in Charter School Leadership: Policy, Finance, and Administration from UCLA, and teaching credentials in Science, and in Multiple Subjects.
Tierra Pacifica Charter School, founded in 1998, is a tuition free K-8 school. We serve 155 students in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz County. Designed by - and for - families who want to take an active role in the education of their children, Tierra Pacifica is a place where parents participate in their own unique area of skill or interest during hours that work for them.
Each child is recognized as an individual with unique learning styles and emphasis is placed on social and emotional development. Our curriculum addresses the whole child in a creative collaborative environment that is academically rigorous, physically active, and arts and nature enriched. Using electives, project based learning, and entrepreneurial/design thinking we prepare children for success in a changing world.
Tierra Pacifica is a vibrant collaboration between families and educators working to create a loving school and multi-generational community. We stimulate a love of learning by integrating academic instruction with the arts and fostering environmental stewardship, emotional intelligence, and physical health. Parents participate at every level of our school, from making policy to sweeping the floors. Our task is to build not just a school but also a community in which a diversity of strengths, cultures, and family backgrounds is valued. Since we view education as a lifelong process, we envision our school as a center of learning for families, children, and teachers: one in which the real world comes into the classroom and the classroom goes out to the real world. Through conflict resolution training, classroom meetings and environmental education, we prepare our young people to become compassionate, effective leaders in tomorrow's world.
Please visit the sc student resources website: http://www.sccstudentresources.org This site reflects considerable legwork and collaboration between many local student support services, and will be updated as things change.
2019 - 2020 School Hours
School starts Thursday, Aug 22, 2019
School ends Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 12:15pm at the Celebration of Growth
School Start and End Times
Gr. 1-3 8:45-3:15
Gr. 4-8 8:30-3:15
Kinder 9:00-12:00, usually off campus for nature day
Gr. 1-3 8:45-12:15
Gr. 4-8 8:30-12:15
The following movie is entitled, "The Science of Character."
View students and parents creating a beautiful mosiac in the courtyard.
Produced around 2008.