K-1-2 Team Leader + Teacher
Mariko Kawate received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, and her master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2015. She completed her student teaching at a Title I school in Warsaw, Indiana and an international school in Tokyo, Japan. In the summer of 2011, Mariko's passion for education reform encouraged her to relocate from Pennsylvania to New Orleans in order to join the founding staff at Harriet Tubman Charter School. Mariko currently teaches third grade and additionally assumes the role of third and fourth grade team leader. Prior to moving to the third grade position in 2014, she taught first grade and helped to build and implement Tubman's multiage K-1-2 classroom model.