La Luz is a bilingual, community-based, micro "Un-School" that prioritizes experiential learning, relationship building and character development. We, at La Luz, believe we can all human better. It is our goal to provide authentic learning experiences for kids so they can learn more about themselves and others, as well as develop the skills, mindsets, and desire to become changemakers who will improve the world.
Students will engage in extended learning experiences in community-based organizations such as the Denver Zoo, as well as outdoor learning excursions. La Luz embraces the concept of "unschool", and looks forward to engaging with the community to fundamentally change how we educate our innately curious kids.
Leader & Founder - Kyle Gamba
Dr. Kyle Gamba has been an educator and principal for several years both locally and internationally. He feels very passionate about prioritizing relationship building and character development in the lives of children. He believes strongly that academic achievement can be the result of kids feeling cared about and having a strong sense of belonging. He is an avid traveler, adventurer, and fun-seeker. Kyle, his wife, and his three children have lived abroad in Mexico and Colombia. He looks forward to meeting you! To learn more about Kyle and his vision for La Luz, read this article from Education Reimagined or listen to this podcast episode.
Lead Educator - Alfredo Cervantes
Raised as a child in southwest Denver, Alfredo shares that he originally learned English by watching cartoons! Now years later, he and his wife have chosen to raise their daughters in the area as well. La Luz really appealed to Alfredo because it is serving students directly in his own community. He has a bachelors degree in molecular biology and an MA in medical science. Alfredo got his start in education at GALS as a middle school science teacher and worked there for four years. His favorite hobby is figuring out how things work. Alfredo was ecstatic when he found out that the parents and students at La Luz had chosen him as their lead educator. He promises he will not let them down!
Educational Counselor - Jubitza Figueroa
Jubitza recently moved from North Carolina and is stoked to uncover all of Colorado’s beauty and opportunities. The daughter of Honduran and Salvadoran immigrants, Jubitza proudly intertwines her identities in everything that she does. She is passionate about educating, elevating, and empowering people with similar identities. Jubitza graduated from Elon University with a degree in Political Science and Women’s, Genders, and Sexualities studies. When not at school you can find her out at a coffee shop or on a hike with friends. Jubitza is excited to start her professional career with La Luz, to be a part of such a revolutionary experience with amazing team members, students, and families.
Adopted by Resolution of the Governing Board of La Luz Education
La Luz Education admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin religion, gender, gender expression, disability, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin religion, gender, gender expression, disability, and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.