The Teacher’s Gallery (TTG) aims to offer learning opportunities related to inclusive education to both teachers and the broader education community that inspire transformational change and provide the community with the tools necessary to enact this change
Area of Focus
TTG enhances teachers’ pedagogical practice and leverage learned teaching skills to fast track their career. We also provide opportunities for personal growth and position them for leadership capacity.
TTG engages teachers in understanding new principles of teaching and innovative learning environments through interactive study tours; school walkthroughs; peer-to-peer observation; and cultural immersions.
The Teacher’s Gallery (TTG) was founded by educators and social entrepreneurs who believe in the power of teachers to transform the lives of the individuals they teach
Lilibeth Aristorenas, President
Mai Roble, Executive Director
Liza Duyao, Creative Director
Alyanna Tamayo, Communications Director
Marissa Balmaceda, Special Projects & Communications Consultant
Andrea is a veteran elementary special education teacher in the highly rated Wellesley Public School system in Wellesley, MA U.S.A. She is also an adjunct professor/professional developer at Framingham State College in Framingham, MA and The Education Collaborative in Dedham, MA. Andrea’s background also includes: a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from New York University and a Wilson Level One Reading Specialist Certification (working on Level Two).
An International Baccalaureate (IB) program consultant andformer Executive Director of Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA consistently ranked the number one high school in Massachusetts. Eric has also held leadership positions at four IB American international schools. A strong proponent of “IB for All” philosophy, Eric has led workshops on IB access; college readiness; and redesigning the American high school at several regional, state, national, and international conferences.
Currently teaching English at Wellesley Middle School in Wellesley, MA, Alyssa is involved in the launching of the school’s 1:1 iPad initiative, assigning iPads to all incoming 6th graders. She is also involved in mentoring new teachers, curriculum development, coaching various student organizations. Alyssa’s background includes: a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her international experience includes studying at the University of Chiang Mai and working for the International Schools at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela.
Dr. Gigi Luk
Dr. Gigi Luk is a Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Prior to joining HGSE, Dr. Luk obtained her Ph. D. in Cognitive Psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute at the Baycrest Center. Dr. Luk’s research investigates the cognitive consequences of bilingualism using both behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. She examines how to harness scientific findings on bilingualism to improve educational experience for children from diverse language backgrounds establishing a research program that investigates: (1) effective ways to measure bilingualism in schools; (2) relevance of knowledge on bilingualism and executive functions to language and literacy outcomes; and (3) the relationship between academic outcomes, quality and quantity of bilingual experience.
Debbie Lyn Toomey, RN
A “Health & Happiness Specialist” and founder of Ultimate Healing Journey, Debbie Lyn Toomey is committed to helping people by teaching them practical knowledge and skills sets that will best guide them to the road of a balanced, healthy, and harmonious life.