Vanessa Raquel Piña

Director of Upper School

"Teaching is my passion." 

Vanessa Raquel Piña joined the Stratford School family more than nine years ago as a Spanish teacher at Stratford's Santa Clara Middle School campus, and most recently she served as Vice Principal at its San Jose Middle School.

When Vanessa teaches, she tries to explain concepts in the way that helped her understand when she was a student.

Vanessa knows the admiration and respect that comes from teachers who are truly patient and who make learning fun. As a teacher, and now Director of Upper School, she strives to embody that spirit to truly reach her students.