Sage Classroom

Laura Esparza-Gonzalez - Lead Teacher
(Miss Laura)

Sandra Taylor, Support Teacher

Miss Laura started at UMCS in 2016 as a Support Teacher and has moved up to a Montessori Lead. She is an Oakland native and is excited to continue working with the youth of Oakland. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Chicanx Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Outside of school, she has a passion for social justice, enjoys live music events, and watching sunsets.

Mrs. Sandra has been working at UCMS since 2021 as a Support and Co-Lead Teacher for 4 years, she is currently in OMTR (Residency) training to be a Montessori teacher. She is an Oakland Native with an AA degree in Psychology and has been in the teaching field for 10 years in child development with a training degree. She is excited to continue working with the youth in Oakland as a Support Teacher. Outside of campus, she enjoys being with her two children and husband has a passion for jewelry making and cooking. Enjoys nature and learning every day about culture in the community.

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