My name is Elbert Gaither. I am excited about joining the Joaquin Miller Faculty as the 4th grade teacher. I have been teaching for 19 years, 12 in Oakland Unified, in grades ranging from 2nd - 5th. I also have experience at the university level as an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University. I really enjoy working with students and helping them reach their dreams through their education.
During the summer I spent my free time working to restore an old '57 Chevy Bel Air. Working on old cars and restoring them to like new condition is a big part of my dad's life and I really love being a part of it.
Again, I am excited and looking forward to getting to know all of you this school year!