Meet the Teacher

Hello! I'm Ms. Kvalstad (soon-to-be Mrs. Russo!) and I can't wait to meet you! Here's a little bit of information about me. I grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA and after college graduation sought some adventure so I moved to San Diego! I have a sweet 4 year old rescue dog, Charlee, who makes me laugh everyday with her goofy antics. I LOVE to travel, whether it’s a weekend road trip or 2 weeks in Spain & Italy. This is my 14th year teaching, and 7th year teaching fourth graders in SBSD. I love being a teacher and and am so grateful to be able to do what I love everyday!

Ms. Kvalstad's engagement announcement
  • Some of my favorite things:

    • Food: anything spicy or that I can add avocados to, but of course Thai, sushi, 
    • Drink: Thai iced tea, Kombucha, and vanilla lattes with almond milk
    • Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry's Phish Food, Chunky Monkey, or Mint Chocolate Cookie
    • Animal: all furry creatures and dolphins
    • Store: Target, Nordstrom, Amazon, Trader Joes
    • Snack: Rx Bars
    • Book: Love picture books!!
    • TV Shows: Friends, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, most of the Real Housewives Reality Shows 
    • Color: Teal
    • Plant: Succulents (they can survive when I forget to water or overwater!)
    • Season: Fall
    • Hobbies: snuggling with Charlee, running, Netflix, traveling, yoga, discovering new restaurants, collecting picture books
    • Clothing: scarves and comfy lounge pants aka pajama pants!
    • Birthday: December 8