Upper School (6-8)
Science / STEAM

Sylvia Gonsalves

My name is Sylvia Gonsalves, and I was born at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, CA. I am a Bay Area native and attended Oakland Public Schools, graduating from Skyline High School.  After High School I attended Merritt College where I received my AA Degree in Business, then transferred to California State Hayward where I received my BA in Business. I attended UC Berkeley where I completed my Vocational Education Teaching requirements and pursued my career as a Technology Elective teacher. I have over twenty five years of experience teaching Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School and Adults in Computer Technology. I have taught in the Bay Area School Systems, both Charter and Public Schools. I received my tenure while teaching at Claremont Computer Magnet Middle School.

I have a deep passion for working with students as they are eager to learn new things. I have taught courses such as Computer Applications, AutoDesk/AutoCAD, Robotics, 3D printing, Laser Printing, and many different programming languages such as Scratch, Code, Python, JavaScript and others.

As a Technology Teacher I strive to make the classroom learning environment challenging, demanding, and most of all fun and engaging. I enjoy the everyday challenges and opportunities that arise working in a school setting with my fellow teachers, staff, administration, and especially the students of diverse cultures and skill levels. Both my students and I have learned that each day brings new and exciting challenges in the forever changing world of Technology.

In my spare time I love to be with family, love to swim, and go horseback riding on the beach. I look forward to joining the Academy’s team and am excited to work with families and their students.