Upper School Assistant
Kendra Lubalin is an upper school assistant. Ms. Lubalin grew up in the Washington D.C. area, received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College with a focus on both child development and theater, and moved to the Bay Area in 1993. She worked in the field of Jewish education for twenty-five years, the last ten as director of a program for teens. Ms. Lubalin studied painting and drawing at CCA and through the UC Berkeley Extension Program, and completed a year-long training in coaching through CTI. She also taught self-defense classes for teenage girls for several years. She is a mother of two children who are current lower school students at BPC and, in stolen bits of personal time, she is writing a young adult novel. Ms. Lubalin joined the BPC faculty in 2017.
Why I Work with Children
Middle schoolers are at that moment of individuation, where they are coming to understand their values, their identities, and their passions, separate from those they love. I love getting to bear witness to and support that transition, honor the challenges of it, and hold a safe space for them through their failures and successes, as they strive toward self-actualization.
A Favorite Book
Ishmail by Daniel Quinn because it was one of the first books that upended everything I thought I understood.