Mrs. Gamboa first joined the Early Childhood faculty at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts in the 2008, and was happy to return to teaching again at the Colburn School in 2016.
Gillian Gamboa grew up in the Boston area. She graduated from State University of New York, Potsdam with a Bachelor Degree and teaching credentials in Music and Special Education. She then entered the Graduate School of the Eastman School of Music at University of Rochester, where she researched the use of music with deaf students until she joined the national touring company of Cats. She earned her Bachelor in Business from Berklee College of Music, interned for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), and started the non-profit organization, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. While she was working to develop school music programs, she rediscovered her love of teaching and returned to the classroom. Gillian has a Master degree in Special Education from Western Governors University and another Master Degree in Public Policy and Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. And she is certified by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association in Level 1 and 2 Orff Training. She has a wide array of teaching experience, including special education for students in elementary through high school, in math and science, and assisting with formalizing a district’s home schooling/independent study program.