She loves spending time with her husband and family, traveling and exploring places she has never seen before. In fact, in September of 2017, Candice and Norman packed up and moved across the country to the Charlotte area and in 2018, they bought a home in Rock Hill, just across the border in South Carolina. In late 2019, they welcomed a baby girl to their family.
After serving for many years on the board, Candice has rejoined the GU team as Communications and Administration Manager in a remote capacity. She will travel to CA once or twice a year(and use technology outside of those visits) to stay connected with the work that still needs to be done.
After graduating from the University of the Pacific with a B.A. in Sociology, Andrew served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. While there, he learned about the different learning styles and trained teachers how to adapt their lessons to be able to reach each one of the students. He went on to co-teach first grade at Phillips Brooks School where he learned the value of social-emotional intelligence and a responsive classroom.
Andrew is now pursuing a Masters in School Counseling because of his desire to continue to provide emotional support and connect students to services they may need. It is important to Andrew that all students are supported by their educators and also have opportunities to explore their own interests. Andrew has attended workshops that focus on diversity and how to tailor lessons to be culturally inclusive and insightful. He is grateful for the opportunity to bring his skills to Generations United and continue to learn how he can better serve as an educator.
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Since 1986, Vera had taught thousands of children tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, salsa dancing, and yoga at local schools and community centers. She later expanded her programs to teaching science as well. In 1999, she began her role, and maintains her position today, as Assistant Professor of Dance and Kinesiology at Cañada College, and has been instrumental in creating community via her college salsa dancing and yoga courses. She holds a B.S. in Cell/Molecular Biology, an MPA, and an M.S. in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction. She holds Ayurveda and Yoga Certifications from the Deepak Chopra Center, and a Nutritional Consultant Certification from Global College of Nutritional Medicine.
Vera is committed to building interdependent communities. She is devoted to teaching individual and family body-mind wellness and spirituality. She wholeheartedly believes that a shared sense of community will reveal shared opportunities, encourage shared responsibilities, and fuel shared prosperity. Vera actively promotes both economic and environmental sustainability, while living life in the spirit of integrity, service, and FUN! Her ultimate goal is to teach individuals how to Be Happy, Get Healthy, and Feel Connected.