Suzanne Nagata

Suzanne Nagata

1st Grade Lead Teacher

I was born and raised in West LA, graduated from UC Berkeley, and taught English in Japan for several years.  When I returned from Japan, my journey took a turn inward and I became a massage therapist. I have always been teaching something from the time I was 10 years old; from puppetry to SAT Prep to massage to vegetarian cooking. After getting my teaching credential at CSUN, I became a founding teacher at an Aspire Public School in South LA. Next, I was a founding lead teacher in the Spanish Immersion Program at Broadway Elementary School in LAUSD. I am the product of progressive education and feel very passionate about the mission of CWC. I love building relationships and being part of a caring community. In my free time, I love to swim, read, cook, and most of all, spend time in nature with my family.