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986 369 778

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Rúa Moreira, 1 Gondomar Pontevedra

9:00 - 16:30

Monday to Friday

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986 369 778

info@gandaraschool.com

Rúa Moreira, 1 Gondomar Pontevedra

9:00 - 16:30

Monday to Friday

Iria Sanchez-Puga

Gándara appeared in my life when I was looking for a school for my children where kids could be respected, where they could be caringly accompanied and could develop as the unique beings they really are.

It became the place where we discovered the song of the robin red breast, somewhere where time is measured in the sound of ringing church bells and trees border the playgrounds.

It is there where we can stop, observe our surroundings and feel amazed at all the things we can learn there, and spend hours researching.

It’s a place where we grow together, talk, listen to each other, and we look at and treat each other with affection.

For me Gándara is more than I can say with words… it is “my place in the world”, a place where I can just be.

Iria holds a Degree in Pre-school and Elementary School Education from the University of Vigo. She works at the Elementary school and is in charge of Natural & Social Sciences (referred to as “Cosmic Education” by Montessori).
Like the other team members, Iria has done training in Montessori methodology both for the pre-school and elementary levels, and has also trained in active pedagogy and respectful guidance with Tinus Wijnakker (Alavida, Madrid).
She a regular participant in training courses, and is part of a teachers’ group researching active learning. Some of the fields she has trained in include experiential psychomotricity, primitive reflex, light pedagogy, and learning environments.
She is also a registered crafstwoman in Galicia for sculpting and wood curving, and has extensive professional experience in various art techniques.