Brandee Balmilero (Grammar Curriculum Coordinator)
What degree(s) do you hold? From what school(s)? What was your area of concentration?
B.Ed from University of Hawaii
What is your previous work experience?
I taught 1st grade in public school for 5 years, 3 years of 1st grade and 1 year of 2nd grade in another classical Christian collaborative school, and 3 years of 2nd grade and 1 year of 4th grade at ACS. Also served as curriculum coordinator for grammar last year.
Tell us a little about your family:
I have bene married to Eric for 15 years, and we have 3 kiddos.
What do you enjoy about Classical education?
I love everything about classical education. As a teacher, I’ve been constantly learning the philosophy behind classical education and without an inkling of a doubt, I can say it’s what we all need today in our current cultural landscape. Our students have a God-given thirst for what is good, true, and beautiful, and what an honor it is to help them see these things in their learning. What an incredible gift we have been offered. Truly, that the blinders have been removed from my eyes regarding education has been a gift and mercy out of which hope for the future generations has sprung. The Lord has revealed himself to me in a contagious and sweet way as I’ve learned alongside these students and their families, and I’m forever grateful to be a part of this school.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love hand lettering and decorating! My classroom is my second home and I want the space to reflect that with the hope that the students feel a sense of comfort and peace when they are at school. I love reading non-fiction, especially articles by Joshua Gibbs, John Piper, and Andrew Kern.