Fifth Grade Math Teacher, Lower School Math Specialist
Vera Balarin graduated with a degree in mathematics, statistics, and computer science from the University of Zagreb in Croatia. After working as a programmer for several years in Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, and the U.S., she discovered her passion for teaching in 1999. She taught third through sixth grade mathematics at Berkwood Hedge for many years, and also worked as a math coach and curriculum developer. Currently, Ms. Balarin is a math consultant and coach in various independent schools in the Bay Area. She returned to BPC part-time as the lower school math specialist in 2018, having previously held that position here from 2009 to 2015.