Kanako Sumi

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Middle School English

6th Grade English Teacher


Before coming to Menlo, I taught middle school in Southern California and then moved up to the Bay Area and worked in Mountain View. 

I received my undergraduate degree and teaching credential from Pepperdine University and my master’s degree in English from UC Irvine. In the past, I have been involved as a dance coach and a drama club mentor at my previous schools, and I love getting to know my students both in and out of the classroom.

In my free time, I love to travel, play board games, watch movies, and spend time with my family. This year, a goal of mine is to learn how to play tennis!