Director of REACH
Natalia Zuppardi was born and raised in the South Bay where she graduated from Rolling Hills Preparatory High School. She then went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University of Long Beach. She recently received a Masters Of Teaching Degree, with a specialization in Special Education from National University.
After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, Natalia began working at Lindamood-Bell® as a Clinician and quickly excelled in the programs. She spent the next 5 years as a Director, opening and managing multiple learning centers throughout Southern California.
In 2016, she opened ZETA- Zuppardi Educational Therapy for Academics to help students in the South Bay receive the educational therapy support with academics. Natalia brings to her clients an energy, empathy, and knowledge when teaching to help students achieve academic success. She recently completed the COPAA Seat training program for Special Education Advocacy.
Dr. Jacqueline Olivier
Jacqueline began her career in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was a bilingual elementary school teacher for five years. Her first senior leadership opportunity was the position of Academic Dean and later Assistant Head of School at Carlthorp School, an independent school in Santa Monica, California.
She then became the Head of School at the Gillispie School in La Jolla, an independent, accredited elementary and early childhood school, and most recently was the Director of the Elementary School at New Roads School in West Los Angeles.
Jacqueline began Blue Marble Learning Center because of her commitment to nurturing and developing individual learning styles in children. She has a commitment to best practices in education as well as using neuroscience to guide instruction. She works with a team of outside consultants to best meed the needs of your child.
She was born in Santa Monica, California and has lived in Southern California most of her life. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from UCLA, a Masters’ Degree in Educational Organization from CSUN and a Doctorate in Education from Pepperdine University. She holds a California Multiple Subject Credential, a Single Subject California Credential in Spanish, a Bilingual Certificate of Competence from California, a California Administrative Credentials and a Certificate in Educational Therapy from U.C. Riverside.
Emily teaches Reading, Math, Writing and Social Thinking at REACH, along with providing remediation and instructional plans for students.
Emily came to REACH with a wide variety of teaching experience in the elementary grades along with expertise in differentiation and literacy. Emily always knew she wanted to be a teacher, and she began working with children as a tutor and a literacy coach way before she became a credentialed teacher.
She holds a BA in Elementary Education from Elon University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and Teaching Credentials in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and California. Emily’s passions include her dog Sasha and staying active through yoga and running.
Andrea has been an educator for nine years after originally starting her career working in a laboratory as a marine biologist. Before coming on board at REACH, Andrea taught biology, marine biology, algebra and geometry at our sister school, Renaissance, in San Pedro.
She prides herself on teaching students to “think like scientists.” Andrea has brought her talents to REACH where she is our Science Specialist, as well as teaching core subjects.
Andrea additionally teaches American Sign Language to our students who have learned many phrases and words this year! Andrea is an outdoor person her hobbies include skateboarding, rock-climbing, hiking, and camping! She is also an amazing chef and she hosts supper clubs with her fabulous recipes.