Giovi Carrola is the Art Educator at Sunshine Cottage School, and is beginning her 23rd year at Sunshine! Prior to teaching here, Giovi taught Art at<br>Blessed Sacrament School and St. Paul's School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and her Texas Teaching Certificate from UTSA.<br>As an artist, Giovi has participated in several shows including: "The One & Only", "Show your Colors", Mini Art Museum's (MAM) exhibit, and participates regularly in OPTNA Art Stroll. She has been a featured artist in ArtPace's, "Chalk it Up" event, and is an artist in the Artomat collective, "Artists in Cellophane" as well as "Food for Thought" art zine. Giovi also teaches private Art classes in the summer at her studio.<br><br>She is actively involved in Art volunteerism. Serving underprivileged kids and/or those who do not have Art programs in school, Giovi has coordinated projects with Girls, Inc., Martinez Street Women's Center, Spare Parts and was a lead artist/teacher in "The Escuela Project" with the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center.<br><br>Giovi is married and has two daughters in college. When she is not teaching, she enjoys travel, photography and nature.
Kyra Jones is a fourth-grade teacher at Sunshine Cottage. She was born and raised in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Kyra went to Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario where she earned a Bachelor of Education. She has two years of general education teaching experience in Canada and one-year teaching abroad in England, United Kingdom. Kyra moved to San Antonio in 2016 to pursue a Master’s degree in Deaf Education and Hearing Science. She graduated from the UT Health Science Center here in San Antonio in May 2018. Kyra is ecstatic to be part of the Sunshine Cottage family for her sixth year and her fourth year in fourth grade; she is studying for her certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, LSLS. She loves working with her class on expanding their complex language and is soaking up every experience she can with her students.