Art/Dance Slideshow of Students' Work 2013-2014 School Year
Glenview Bids Farewell to Two Outstanding Staff
At the end of the school year, two awesome teachers will be retiring! Mr. Swinderman who teaches 5th grade science and Ms. Salvatore who teaches 2nd grade. Please congratulate them on their many years of service and dedication to our wonderful school!! Farewell Breakfast will be Friday, June 6th at 9am.
Mr. Eric Swinderman
Mr. Eric Swinderman 5th Grade Mr. Swinderman went to Glenview himself and then on to Edna Brewer and followed by Oakland Tech.
He has been a teacher since 1992 and has been teaching at Glenview for 10 years. His most fond memories are of the staff, parents and basically everyone at Glanview who has supported him and each other over the years. He has never seen such a dedicated group of teachers or such a tight-knit group of parents. Some of the parents have even become personal friends of his.
He is sad to leave Glenview behind but looks forward to spending more time on his music career which he plans to re-enter full-time!
Once he has settled into his new role of retirement he may think about starting a Wednesday Science Camp back at Glenview but for now he looks forward to enjoying his time off!
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Ms. Terri Salvatore
Ms. Teri Salvatore 2nd Grade Ms. Salvatore is a 3rd generation Oaklander who attended St. Elizabeth Elementary & High School. Although, she did not attend Glenview, her husband and their kids Tom & Katie. While Tom was at Glenview, Terri volunteered in the classroom and served as the Glenview PTA President 1988 – 1991. In 1994, both Terri and Katie started at Glenview - Terri her teaching career and Katie in Kindergarten. Terri has taught for 20 years, all of it at Glenview!! In her tenure at the school, both as a parent volunteer and then as a staff member of Glenview, Terri has accomplished many things.
She founded he Halloween Carnival in October 1988 (she says it was much smaller than it is today).
Earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from Cal State East Bay in 2003.
Has taught all grades K – 5 and found her passion in 2nd and 3rd grades.
Some of Ms. Salvatore's favorites:
Always enjoyed meeting each new class of students, getting to know them, learning who they are, and marveling at their capacity to blossom and learn so much through the year.
Her goal each year was to have the children fall in love with reading so they would enjoy it throughout their lives.
Always delighted in their different interpretations of the art & craft activities – snow flakes & parent gifts
Enjoyed wonderful collaborations over the years with very special people: E. W. Wainwright – African Roots of Jazz & Glenview Spirit Team, Ms. Caroline Hines - amazing dance teacher, Alison Streicht – fabulous music teacher with the MILE program.
Had the pleasure to work with and get to know many parents who shared their special gifts with her class and look forward to continuing friendships.
Enjoyed teaching children of people she had connections with:
Grandchildren of husband’s classmates
Children of my kids' classmates
Mrs. Lemon’s daughter
Children of classmates in her teaching credential program
Siblings of former students
Enjoyed a variety of field trips:
Oakland Eastbay Symphony
Transportation field trip: bus to ferry, ferry to SF, watched cable cars go by, returned home on BART & bus
Marine Mammal Center in Marin Co.
Performances at Zellerbach Theater: Smuin’s Hard Nut Ballet, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mummenschanz
Joaquin Miller Native Plant Garden
Chabot Space and Science Center
Future Plans Terri and her husband will retire together this year and have lots of plans to enjoy their time off! Terri will have more time to spend sewing and quilting and is looking forward to more involved projects. She also enjoys reading the DIY blogs and working on new projects for their home. In the Fall, they plan to set their traveling plans in motion by visiting Paris and Amsterdam and obtaining their Senior lifetime pass to the National Parks. They plan to visit as many of the NP as possible - the verdict is still out on whether to camp or stay in a hotel. They are also planning to spend more time with family, enjoying their children, her husband’s parents, and extended family.
Reflections She has been so pleased and overwhelmed to see how parents continue to invest themselves in their children’s education and Glenview School. Glenview School is a very special place that will live on in your family’s memories. She and her husband have maintained friendships with other parents they've met at Glenview when their children were young…just one of the amazing gifts of their time here.
Probably one of the most challenging aspects of retiring from Glenview is knowing that she will not have the pleasure and privilege to be with the amazing Glenview Elementary faculty & staff each day. Please take good care of them…they are so, so special.
Though she won’t be here daily, she is still in the neighborhood and will likely run into GV families. Please be sure to say hi!