California Poppy Classroom

Patricia Garcia Jimenez - Lead Teacher

Alex de Man - Support Teacher

Born in Madrid, Spain. Ms. Patricia has worked with children in different settings including; Spanish Teacher, Au Pair, Nanny, and Montessori Support Teacher. She graduated from CES Don Bosco University receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She fell in love with Montessori education when she moved up to California. Ms. Patricia enjoys sports, hiking, running, music, coffee, and good food.

Teacher Alex joined UMCS in 2022 as a Support Teacher after running a small herbal wellness business for two years. She brings her experience and joy of working with kids from an Oakland-based children’s cooking program that focused on hands-on, global recipes. She graduated from Willamette University in 2015 with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and a lifelong commitment to making the world a better place. She enjoys cooking, eating, and playing outside.

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