My daughter found confidence in her physical abilities and was able to use tools I never thought possible.
Mother of M.A.
"Gabriel is a kid, but not a kid...
He helps me to try new things and goes surfing with me"
Gabriel is one of those teachers the lucky few of us can recall we had as a child- that one special teacher who understood, cared, and inspired us (even years later). He has an arts education background but his teaching goes far beyond art. I think his biggest strength is his natural empathy. He intuitively understands the importance of children building resilience, confidence, and independence.
6+ year relationship, family of 4
"Thanks for being calm"
7 years old
5+ year relationship
Gabriel joyfully taught us about perseverance, patience and
self advocacy. He helped us
learn how to listen, trust and
have compassion for ourselves
Mother of C.J.
3+ year relationship
Gabriel manages to not only work with all types of learners, but he cultivates a unique and special relationship with each and every one of them.
Founder & Director of DC Village Learning Co-op
My daughter loves
to laugh with Gabriel.
Mother of M.C.
Gabriel is like a family member.
11 years old
6+ year relationship
Gabriel has a unique and uncanny ability to connect with children of any age. As a mother I saw my boys flourish under Gabriel’s mentorship and tutelage, turning from shy and hesitant to boys, into tool-wielding fiercely confident and articulate young men.
As an educator, I was consistently in awe of his ability to connect with children on exactly the level that he/she needs, giving them the life skills and tools they need to become successful, well rounded and most importantly, happy adults.