GALA Newsletter: Back to School, Education & STEM Expo, Faces Around GALA, Enroll Now!
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Welcome Back to School!
GALA welcomed students back to school last month. This 2022-23 school year is GALA's seventh year of operation and we are proud to serve more than 300 K-7 students. Check out our students working hard and having fun.

Education & STEM Expo: Saturday, September 24
GALA will be at the Education & STEM Expo, Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at the Great Lakes Science Center.  This event is FREE and a great way for interested parents to learn more about GALA and how to apply for student enrollment.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Family Faces Around GALA
GALA is excited to introduce the Feliciano Family & Linda Feliciano, Educational Aide.

What program is your child in?
Jaleesa is in the first grade, Spanish program, Seahorse room. 

Why are you excited about GALA?
What a great opportunity to not only have this school involved in my child life but to be able to impart into others.  Language and culture is so important and much needed. 

Tell us about yourself
Mrs. Feliciano is working at GALA this year as an educational aide.  She is also a wife and mom to Jaleesa and two adult children. The Feliciano Family moved to Cleveland from Texas almost two years ago.  Mrs. Feliciano worked for many years in the medical field and has been working with the Hispanic community since a very young age. Mrs. Feliciano serves as an associate pastor and enjoys imparting into others.  

What do you do when you are not working?
Mrs. Feliciano loves culture, cooking, being creative, upcycling furniture, traveling to Puerto Rico and working on the family's Airbnb business.  

What is your favorite activity and/or your favorite place in Cleveland?
Mrs. Feliciano enjoys spending time with her family, and discovering the countryside and wineries. 

Share your favorite quote/proverb. 
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."   - Pastor Joel Osteen

Staff Faces Around GALA
GALA is excited to introduce - ESL Teacher, Ms. Jennifer Broa!

Why are you excited about GALA?
I have been fascinated by different cultures my whole life. GALA offers me the very unique opportunity to work alongside people who share that same passion and to learn more about their backgrounds. When students are immersed in another language, they also get immersed into that culture, since language is such a big part of culture. It is a treat to see students’ views of the world open up and watch them become appreciative of other’s points of view.

Tell us about yourself
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, the oldest of 5 siblings. In the 8th grade, I met a foreign exchange student from Mexico. She didn’t speak any English and I immediately befriended her and tried helping her to learn English. In hindsight, I believe this is what started me on the path of learning Spanish, traveling to Mexico, studying Linguistics and becoming an ESL teacher. Over the last 15 years, I have taught English in Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and China. I have two daughters, aged 10 and 12. They have traveled the world with me, but are most excited about living here in Cleveland with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

What do you do when you are not working?
Traveling, going to the beach, scuba diving and skiing are some of my favorite activities outside of work. Spending time in nature and being outdoors makes me feel whole. I also enjoy cooking and baking at home with my daughters. 

What is your favorite activity and/or your favorite place in Cleveland?
I love all the beautiful parks in Cleveland. Whether it’s just a walk in the Metroparks or a hike through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, it is always great to be able to connect with nature. 
Share your favorite quote/proverb. 
“Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”  -Maya Angelou

GALA is Still Enrolling for the 2022-23 School Year!
GALA has spots available for the 2022-23 school year!  Anyone interested in enrolling their child at GALA should attend the upcoming enrollment session, to will learn more about GALA and register for school. 

The enrollment sessions are in-person at GALA. Attend on either Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. or Tuesday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m.

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