Sixth Grade Reading and Debate Teacher, Upper School Art Apprentice
Kendra 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 25 years, the last 10 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 students at BPC and, in stolen bits of personal time, she is writing a dystopian futuristic young adult novel. Ms. Lubalin joined the BPC upper school faculty as an assistant 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.