Miss Yakas is excited to be joining Hilldale as a Kindergarten Teacher Assistant. She grew up in San Francisco, California and earned her BS in Fine Arts from Academy of Art University. She is working on getting her Teacher Certification at Skyline College. She has experience working with children for 12 years. She has worked as a day care assistant teacher, a teacher at Champions before and after school program, and has served as a tutor.
Miss Yakas strives to help all her students meet his or her individual needs. She promotes confidence, encourages critical thinking, and challenges her students to not give up on themselves. While she isn't teaching, she enjoys exercise, traveling, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Polynesian dancing, and spending time with her loved ones.