Grace Reinhalter


Grace Reinhalter

First Grade Assistant Teacher

Grace earned her B.A. in sociology from Occidental College and her child development associate teacher certificate from Merritt College. She has worked and played alongside children and young adults her entire life. Grace served as an Americorps Playworks coach for two years at Wilson Elementary School in Richmond then worked with transitional-age youth (16-24 year-olds) at the non-profit New Door Ventures in SF and Oakland nearly seven years. She returned to the classroom in 2019 as an assistant teacher at The Berkeley School early childhood campus and most recently taught at Montessori Family School’s early childhood campus. She is passionate about creating collaborative, welcoming, inclusive, supportive environments where children feel empowered to explore, share ideas, and engage with their natural curiosity. Grace enjoys sunshine, walking, cooking and eating seasonal foods, traveling to warm destinations, swimming, and practicing and teaching yoga.

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Why I Work with Children

Their playfulness, curiosity, awe, presence, love, authenticity, and humor.

A Favorite Book

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Quick Fact

As a child, I wanted to be a farmer when I grew up.

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