Ryoko Kobayashi, Teacher
Ryoko-sensei started her work at NLF in August 2011. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Yokohama National University, and an MA in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. Born and raised in Kanagawa, Japan, Ryoko has taught elementary school in Kanagawa, Japan and was a volunteer in San Francisco public schools for 2 years while working on her Master’s degree. Her mother owned a small nursery school in Japan where she volunteered regularly while growing up, so she is very familiar with children from 3 mos. to 5 years of age.