Ms. Cardenas was born, raised, and currently resides in Oakland, California with her three daughters. She holds a Bachelors of Science with a focus in Education. Ms. Cardenas is thrilled to be returning to the GLM community after a decade. Her previous professional experience includes employment with an early literacy non-profit organization in the Bay Area; where Ms. Cardenas worked with multiple Early Education classrooms, and families promoting the importance of reading, talking and singing with the goal of promoting a love for reading and closing the education achievement gap. Ms. Cardenas strongly believes that early childhood experiences are crucial to building a healthy foundational core that sets students up for a lifetime of success and happiness, and is looking forward to growing and learning together with her students. In her spare time Ms. Cardenas loves to cook, laugh, listen to music and spend time at home with her three daughters.