Nora Jimenez has a B. A in Spanish Language from the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.  She was in charge of the reading program in a K-12 private school in Mexico. Nora worked as a Spanish instructor at a private school in San Leandro before joining the TRS team in 2008. She took a Classroom Leadership course at The Montessori Foundation and a Early Childhood Assistant Teacher Course at Montessori Teacher Education Center of San Leandro in 2009. She started the primary Montessori training 2015-2017 at the Montessori Northwest School in San Francisco. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters.


Danielle Kravis was born in New York and moved to the west coast in 2016. She graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Early Childhood Education and French. She attended the Montessori Institute of San Diego’s AMI Primary Training. Danielle is an English Montessori Guide. She joined the TRIS Community in November 2016. During her free time, Danielle enjoys practicing yoga, reading, travelling, and exploring the outdoors.

Jessica Araiza is a native of Oakland. She is of Mexican descent and speaks Spanish at the native level. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's in Psychology at the California State University—East Bay. She has been working with children for most of her adult life and currently offers support at the primary level. Jessica has a particular interest in theories of psychology within Montessori education and has a strong interest in becoming more intimate with the Montessori philosophy.