This story originally appeared in the fall/winter 2017 issue of Harker Magazine.
Grace Wallace ’95, a grade 1 teacher, radiates happiness. Her love for family is paramount – she craves her mom’s lasagna, her late father is still her role model, and she is happiest when with her husband. Born and raised in Fremont (where she still lives), Wallace and her brother, Joe Sabeh Jr. ’93, attended Harker. She told Harker Magazine about her three dog (“If I could, I would have more!”) and some of her other favorite things.
Why do you do what you do?
I am so blessed to be doing what I do. I have been given the opportunity to mold these young children into inquisitive thinkers, who can apply what they have learned into real life experiences.
What is the one thing in the world you would fix if you could wave a magic wand?
I am always donating to homeless pet charities and I wish I could rescue all of these furry babies that need a place to live.
What one piece of advice you would offer anyone who asks?
If it is on your bucket list, you need to try it. You only have one life to live and you do not want to look back and have any regrets.
What is something interesting about you that almost no one knows?
Arabic was the first language I spoke at home. My dad was from Lebanon and my grandmother lived with us for 12 years.
What is your best technique for making someone smile?
Giving them a hug.
What are you obsessed with?
Three things: If I could go to Bikram yoga every day, I would. I love all coffee, but my favorite coffee stop is Philz. One of my favorite times of year is baseball season. If we are not going to a San Francisco Giants game, my husband and I are watching it at a restaurant or at home.