Welcome to Room 34
I am so happy to be teaching 3rd grade at Carmel Creek. Third graders are brave and kind and willing to stretch their imaginations. I'm looking forward to a happy school year with my class.
A little bit about myself: I am from Orange County, but I have been living in San Diego for many years. This is my 31st year of teaching and I can say I've loved each year! I taught Kindergarten for eleven years at a private school and then in the Carlsbad Unified School District. After a family move, I was fortunate and found my way to the Solana Beach School District. Lucky me :-) In Solana Beach I have worked as a Reading Specialist and then made my way to 6th grade at Skyline. After a wonderful 13-years, I moved myself to Solana Vista and enjoyed a 50% contract teaching Kindergarten and helping out with my parents. Today I am so thrilled to be at Carmel Creek and teaching 3rd grade. What a great place to land. Room 34 is beautiful, as are the kiddos who walk through the door.
When I think of myself as a teacher, I think of being very understanding. I appreciate all of my students and everything they bring to the classroom. I love to get to know my students, to find their interests, to incorporate them into my lessons, and to help build our future leaders. I believe we are a family in the classroom and, as such, we work together to be our best selves.
Outside of my teaching life, I live in El Cajon with my better half, John, who is also a teacher. We love to hike, bike, exploring the great outdoors, and spend time with family. I am a mom to two amazing young men and a stepson. Richard and his wife Shelli enjoy working on their house and taking care of their puppies. Parker and his wife Riley hae two babies, Sandra and Russell. (I am a happy grandma!) LaMont, my stepson is an amazing artist/woodworker and person He and his partner love to travel. We all live in San Diego county! I am able to spend time with them and that is one of my biggest joys.
Welcome to 3rd Grade!