Gilbert H. Cardenas has been involved in education since 2000, with teaching experience from Pre-K through 8th grade. Gilbert began teaching preschool in 2009. He believes that all children have a large capacity to learn and succeed. Outside of the classroom, Gilbert is an advocate for early childhood education. He has given speeches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area promoting the importance of preschool. In 2012, Gilbert served as the American ambassador for Early Childhood Education at a global summit in London. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys photography, graphic design, traveling, coffee, and cafes.
Gilbert currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Kaitlyn and son Ethan.