Preschool-12 Bilingual Education in
Three Locations in the Bay Area

Franke Mercer, Head of the GISSV English Elementary Department
Franke Mercer, Head of the GISSV English Elementary Department
GISSV provides a professional working environment where I am always motivated to provide my students with individualized, creative, cooperative and analytical instructional lessons.

I constantly collaborate with my colleagues on educational endeavors that inspire and challenge me to growth both professionally and personally. The English Language Arts Curriculum at GISSV provides a framework for literacy instruction that supports the California Common Core State Standards which emphasizes academic rigor through active student participation in complex reading, writing, vocabulary and critical thinking assignments. Our program enables many students to perform above the national and state average in English Language Arts on standardized test, such as the Stanford Achievement Test, PSAT, SAT, and Advance Placement test. I am continually impressed by the amazing bilingual language capabilities of GISSV students.