2nd Grade

Meet our 2nd grade team!

Gloria Garcia 
is a 2nd grade bilingual teacher at Bridges Academy at Melrose. She earned her BA from UC Berkeley with a major in Sociology and a minor in Education. She then continued on to Mills College where she received her MA in Early Childhood Education and her teaching credential. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, baking yummy treats doing art projects with her students and playing board games with her nieces and nephews. She has worked at Bridges for the past 13 years.

Aiko Keen 

Angel Ibarra is a 2nd grade biligual teacher at Bridges Academy since 2016. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara Psychology w/minor in Education and App. Psych. Received MA in Instruction and Curriculum from Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI). Angel was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He enjoys playing and listening to music, watching movies, taking pictures and having fun.