Vanessa Giraldo » Vanessa Giraldo - 1st Grade Teaching Assistant

Vanessa Giraldo - 1st Grade Teaching Assistant



My name is Vanessa Giraldo and I am beyond excited to join the ABS team as Mrs. Fansler’s teaching assistant. Having been born in Colombia, I have grown up with a deep cultural appreciation of aesthetics, history, and the

arts, which led me to pursue a Master’s in Applied Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina

Greensboro. As the curious person I am, I was drawn to the Humanities Concentration because it included disciplines that study people, their ideas, history, literature, artifacts, language, and values.


All of my studies and diverse experiences helped put into perspective what matters to me the most: creativity, education, and family/community. I believe that children are most empowered and inspired

when education facilitates exploration, independence, and multiple teaching and learning styles.

In my free time, I love spending time with my two daughters who are starting their first year at ABS (Luna)

a rising Kindergarten, and (Miah) a rising 5th grader. Some of my favorite things to do is going to museums,

buying local goods, having a good cup of coffee, and working on our butterfly garden at home.



“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
― Gabriel García Márquez
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Vanessa Giraldo
1st Grade Assistant Teacher
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