Mrs. Monica Gribaudo is ready to relax after 30 years of teaching, 24 of which she spent at BLS. While at the School, Mrs. Gribaudo taught sixies for six years and eighth graders for five years. She has also been in her current position of teaching the sixies’ Algebra I class and four Algebra II classes for ten years. Her instruction has extended to numerous students over the years.
Mrs. Gribaudo values preparing students far beyond the next quiz or exam, explaining, “I just hope they remember how to factor, how to do the quadratic formula — just the stuff that we have where it’s not ‘we learn it for today’s test and then it’s gone.’”
Mrs. Gribaudo was also a Boston Teachers Union representative and the Faculty Senate president for more than ten years, during which she represented the faculty through both good and difficult times.
She offers a final piece of advice for the students: “Just be nice. Be kind to older people, be kind to younger people, just be nice.”