- E.C.E Certificate
- Yoga Teacher Certificate
- Currently enrolled at Contra Costa College in the transfer program for Education toward my multiple subject credential
I spent the last 10 years running my own small business as Director of a Children’s Yoga, Movement, and Dance School. Within this I worked with children 18months -14 years. I worked with after school programs and Community Centers to bring my style of movement education to many different socio-economic backgrounds. I have fostered a deep interest in mindfulness, emergent, and play-based curriculum, classroom management and Responsive classroom training. As I have grown as a teacher, so has my area of research and responsibilities. I have worked in the field of education all my adult life. I received my Early Childhood Education certificate while I was still in my teens and have held many titles in my 23 years of work with children. In 2020 my Dance school closed and I was offered the wonderful opportunity to teach at WoW. I am honored to be learning along side your children as we all grow and grow together.
Outside of my schooling and the WoW. community, I just started to learn guitar and enjoy yoga, knitting, reading (everything I can get my hands on except deep fantasy fiction) paddle boarding, hiking, cooking, gardening, dancing, protesting, caring for the environment, and watching movies with my husband and 12 year old child. We have a little yellow house in Vallejo with 2 dogs, a mean old cat, a leopard gecko and 2 guinea pigs, where we laugh and giggle a lot.
Kele Nitoto is a second generation African-American percussionist and singer. Born and raised in the Oakland Dance Culture, Kele has studied with Masters of many styles, becoming proficient in West-African, Congolese, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, and Afro-Haitian traditional musics. Over the last 25 years, Kele has performed throughout the country in dance companies, bands, and teaching workshops and classes, summer camps, spiritual and workplace retreats, and for countless ceremonies and celebrations.
Currently Kele performs with Wildchoir, Lydia Violet, and Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, sharing the stage and recording with the likes of MaMuse, Climbing Poetry, Rising Appalachia, and Melanie DeMore.He is currently spearheading Oakland Hand Drums, an organization focused on rhythmic education and performance through a cultural and creative lens, OHD is currently holding classes and drum circles online.
In addition to bringing his musical talents to the WoW community, Kele loves playing all manner of board games and sharing his love for comic books with WoWsers.