Position: 5th Grade Teacher
Education: BA Elementary Education, Interamerican University
Before working at Robinson School, Nancy worked at another private school where she transitioned from teacher to vice-principal. After 16 years she decided to try something new, something she didn’t expect. One day, by accident, she parked her car in Robinson School and her two girls instantly fell in love with the campus. When she realized she was in the wrong parking lot, she apologized with the school principal who, after a great conversation, decided to offer her an interview. Lucky enough, she got the job and Robinson gained an extraordinary teacher.
In the 26 years she has spent working here, she has seen Robinson transform into an IB World School and feels especially proud of our new Toddler Academic Program. Nancy is known for her openness and the special connection she develops with students. She’s not only a teacher, she’s family, she’s a friend. “We are in the lead when it comes to our students’ education. We are always implementing new strategies to turn them into better human beings for the world”.
A strong survivor
On July 6th 2015, Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister had asked her to get a routine checkup. She had never had one before, so she decided to follow her advice. The results changed her life completely. The doctors quickly ordered a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Since then, she lost her luscious blonde hair, her on-point nails turned black and she embarked on the hard road to wellness.
Once hyperactive, she now had to sit from 3 to 4 hours of chemotherapy before arriving to the classroom. “My students were my best therapy. I did the teaching but they helped decorate, organized activities, they nursed me, they took care of me.” High school students cut their hair as a way to show their commitment to her fight. Parents and teachers showed their love and understanding. The administration supported her through the entire process.“It was important to know that the administration would stand by me. It liberated a burden, made me feel more relaxed, and I’m certain it helped me heal. I feel like a phoenix that has risen from ashes, I became a new person, my faith in God and humanity has been restored. I don’t worry about anything now, I’m just happy to be alive”.
With great joy, we announce that tomorrow is Mrs. Galichet’s last day of treatment. She plans to celebrate with all her loved ones and will travel to meet with her grandchildren as soon as possible. Today, as a symbol of a new beginning, she took off her turban. Join us in celebrating Nancy’s life!