Bilingual Primary Education
Alessandro Broido first discovered his love for nature and working with young people while volunteering in a rural Honduran community as a teenager. After building a life-changing relationship with his host family, he continued to work with the youth-leadership organization Amigos de las Americas for three additional seasons in Mexico, Ecuador and most recently in Costa Rica directing cross-cultural volunteer trail projects in Carara National Park. After graduating from the University of San Francisco Alessandro moved to the remote northwest corner of California where he deepened his love for the natural world. He spent two years in Del Norte County discovering new avenues for working with youth as a school-based mentor in the garden, woodshop, and ropes course. He also directed a summer trail crew of high school students removing invasive weeds in the Six Rivers National Recreation Area and led a Redwood Canopy Tour Zip Line. The following two years he spent working for the Smith River Alliance coordinating volunteer projects and counting salmon during the spawning season. Alessandro earned two graduate degrees, a Master of Science in Environmental Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Southern Oregon University. Today, Alessandro enjoys surfing, climbing, hiking, traveling, searching for reptiles and amphibians, and playing music. He teaches 4th grade at Jewett Elementary in a bilingual Two-Way Spanish Immersion classroom.