Vanessa (Elsa) Gaxiola

Vanessa Gaxiola is native to Southern California, but was mesmerized by the beauty of the Bay Area and decided to make a move. Elsa may be new to the LACS Family, but not to the world of teaching. She has taught in various classrooms during her time at NLMUSD from K-12, focusing on both mainstream and special education. Ms. Gaxiola completed Educator Level 1 Orton-Gillingham Training, Wilson Reading System, and Making Math Real “Introductory” course. Her teaching style is fun, invigorating, and thorough. 

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration through Northwood University and has over 15 years of experience in the fields of Real Estate and Insurance. Her expertise was in training and recruiting, but she felt her heart was not full. After much prayer and deliberation, she heard God’s call and went back to school to earn her California Teaching Credential. 
Elsa loves to read, write, and dance in her free time. She hopes to instill in her students the love for an adventure through education.