Our Educators

Located in Palo Alto, CA, Emerson School offers both students and parents a unique and welcoming atmosphere that also attracts a talented and diverse academic staff. Our private elementary school faculty are excited about the opportunity to teach a Montessori school curriculum that is designed to nurture and inspire gifted and academically talented students. With the support of equally passionate administration, our staff strives to foster a love of learning, make connections, forge partnerships, and create a supportive team for students and families.

With experience in a variety of subjects from dance, musical theatre, bilingual education to psychology, and early childhood development, our compassionate team brings their individual passions to the classroom to help your child learn and grow. Call or visit Emerson School today to learn more.

Elizabeth Cox, B.A.

Upper Elementary Teacher

Elizabeth attended University of California, Irvine and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts, a Minor in Education and a Minor in Linguistics.


Linda Paz, B.A.

Director of Emerson School

Linda is the director of Emerson School. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies...


Raji Kanniyappan, M.A., M.B.A.

Head Teacher

Raji is a teacher in the elementary program. She was born in India and received her B.A. at the