Janeé Gerard is a Chemistry teacher at Da Vinci Communications. She has lived all along the Western U.S., from sunny SoCal to the mountains of Idaho. Janeé finished her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Communications while playing soccer at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She then earned her masters in science education from LMU while she began her secondary teaching career as a Teach for America corps member in Los Angeles. Before coming to Da Vinci, Janeé taught chemistry, physics, and AP chemistry for over 10 years in both LAUSD and Green Dot Public Schools in LA. With a passion for scientific curiosity & inquiry, equity & justice, building relationships with students and families, and facilitating a class culture of compassion and growth, DVC is a perfect home for her. Outside of school, Janeé enjoys adventuring around LA with her three kids, playing pick-up soccer, being out in nature, reading, listening to podcasts & music, eating good food, and relaxing with friends & family.