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Maple Elementary School Staff

Maple School employs highly qualified teachers and other professionals whose main objective is to help your child succeed. Our teachers participate in monthly professional development training sessions in order to help ensure that all Maple students continue to move toward and exceed in proficiency goals and expectations. Please meet the individuals who work tirelessly to bring about excellence at Maple School.


Administration

Mrs. Lauren Ferreira
Administrative Intern
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Office Staff

Cindy Santos
Secretary
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Laura Sanchez
Instructional Aide / Secretary
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Ronda Miller
Health Aide
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 Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown

Principal

About Me

With TCSD since: 1986

Education:

  • California State University, Fresno, 1981
  • Mulitple Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Fresno Pacifice College, 1985
  • Reading Specialist Credential, Master's Degree
  • California State University, Bakersfield, 1994
  • Administrative Services Credential

 

Mrs. Lauren Ferreira

Mrs. Lauren Ferreira

Administrative Intern

About Me

With TCSD since: 2009

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Fresno Pacific University.

  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration with a Administrative Services Credential from University of California, Fresno.

Experience:

  • Taught 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade at Mission Valley Elementary

  • Taught 6th grade at Los Tules Middle School

  • Head teacher at Mission Valley & Los Tules Middle School

  • Director of Summer School in 2014

  • Administrative Intern at Heritage/Pleasant/Roosevelt Elementary in 2016/2017

  • Currently Administrative Intern at Garden/Kohn/Maple Elementary

 Cindy Santos

Cindy Santos

Secretary
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With TCSD since: 5 years


Linda Lawrence

School Nurse

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Laura Sanchez

Instructional Aide / Secretary

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 Ronda Miller

Ronda Miller

Health Aide
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With TCSD since: 2000

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Teachers

Preschool

Maria Gallegos
Preschool Teacher (P.M.)
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Tiana Gallo-Pickett
Special Education / L.H. Preschool Teacher / Special Services
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Gisselle Garcia
Preschool Teacher (A.M.)

Martha Linder
Preschool Teacher (A.M.)
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Mary Thompson
Preschool Teacher (P.M.)

Kindergarten

Mr. Russell Cook
Kindergarten
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Erica De Orta-Campos
Kindergarten

Mrs. Francesca Giannandrea-White
Kindergarten
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Christy Rodriguez
Kindergarten

 Maria Gallegos

Maria Gallegos

Preschool Teacher (P.M.)

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Tiana Gallo-Pickett

Special Education / L.H. Preschool Teacher / Special Services

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Gisselle Garcia

Preschool Teacher (A.M.)

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 Martha Linder

Martha Linder

Preschool Teacher (A.M.)

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Mary Thompson

Preschool Teacher (P.M.)

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Mrs. Patty Bustamante

Mrs. Patty Bustamante

Kindergarten

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With TCSD since: 2006

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Mr. Russell Cook

Kindergarten
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About Me

With TCSD since: Since 2016

Education:

BA and Teaching Credential -  Fresno State University

Experience:

Kindergarten 2003-2008  Porterville Unified School District

First Grade 2008-2016    Porterville Unified School District

Kindergarten  2016         Tulare City Schools

 

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Erica De Orta-Campos

Kindergarten

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Mrs. Francesca Giannandrea-White

Mrs. Francesca Giannandrea-White

Kindergarten
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About Me

With TCSD since: 2001

Education:

Mrs. Giannandrea-White attended elementary school in Visalia and graduated from Redwood High School. She graduated and earned her Bachelor's degree, Teaching Credential, and Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Fresno State.

Experience:

Mrs. Giannandrea-White has been teaching Kindergarten for 16 years at Maple.

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Christy Rodriguez

Kindergarten

About Me

Education:

I graduated from Tulare Western High School. I recieved a BA from California State University San Bernardino in 2007.  I went on to complete my Credential at University of Redlands in 2008 and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2013.

Experience:

I taught first grade for five years and then moved to kindergarten.

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 Renee Avila

Renee Avila

First Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

    Mrs. Avila earned her bachelor's degree and teaching credential from California State University, Fresno. She also earned a master's degree in early childhood education from National University.  

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 Pam Eaton

Pam Eaton

First Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 1991

Education:

Mrs. Eaton graduated from California State University, Fresno with her bachelor of arts and teaching credential and earned her master's in math and science at Fresno Pacific University.

Experience:

Mrs. Eaton has been teaching since 1991. Although she is currently teaching first grade, she has also taught third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades.

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 Kathleen Furr

Kathleen Furr

First Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 1991

Education:

Mrs. Furr attended elementary and high school in Visalia. She graduated with her teaching credential from Fresno State University. She also earned a master's degree in mathematics and science from Fresno Pacific University.

Experience:

Mrs. Furr has been teaching since 1991. In addition to her current position of teaching first grade, she has also taught third and fifth grades.

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 Connie Munoz

Connie Munoz

First Grade
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About Me

With TCSD since: 1996

Education:

Mrs. Muñoz received a Bachelor of Arts degree, a teaching credential, and a Master of Arts degree at California State University, Los Angeles.

Experience:

Mrs. Muñoz has taught at Rowan Elementary School in Los Angeles, Jefferson School in Lindsay, and at Maple School. She has been teaching since 1989.

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 Angelica Ruvalcaba

Angelica Ruvalcaba

First Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 1999

Education:

Mrs. Ruvalcaba received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies at California State University, Fresno. She also completed her teaching credential at CSU Fresno and earned a master of arts degree in reading and language arts.

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 Isidro Aguilera

Isidro Aguilera

Second Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 1999

Education:

Mr. Aguilera attended Tulare Union High School. He received his teaching credential from Fresno State University and his master's degree from Walden University.

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 Rochelle Muller

Rochelle Muller

Second Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 2011

Education:

Mrs. Muller attended Oak Valley Elementary School before graduating from Tulare Western High School. She attended College of the Sequoias and received her Montessori Teaching Certificate for pre-primary grades. Mrs. Muller then attended Chapman University where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. She earned her multiple subject teaching credential and her masters degree in best practices through National University.  

Experience:

Mrs. Muller taught pre-primary grades for 14 years at Greenhouse Montessori School, and she started teaching for the Tulare City School District in 2011. 

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 Sarah Sanchez

Sarah Sanchez

Second Grade

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Education:

Ms. Sanchez first attended St. Aloysius Parochial School before graduating from Tulare Western High School. She went on to attend COS where she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. Ms. Sanchez continued her education by attending California State University, Bakersfield where she graduated with both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. 

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Mrs. Cynthia Shaffer

Mrs. Cynthia Shaffer

Second Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 24

Education:

Mrs. Shaffer attended Tulare City Schools and graduated from Tulare Union High School. She graduated from COS and received a bachelor's degree from Cal State University of Bakersfield. Mrs. Shaffer received her multiple subject teaching credential from Chapman University, Lemoore and her master's degree in Educational Technology from Fresno Pacific University.

Experience:

This will be her 25th year of teaching.  She taught first grade for 10 years and this will be her 15th year in second grade.  

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Miss. Kaylyn Stoddard

Miss. Kaylyn Stoddard

Second Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 2

Education:

CSUB- Bachelor's Degree in Child Development

National University- Teaching Credential 

Experience:

I was a substitute for TCSD for 3 years prior to becoming a teacher.  This is my second year teaching.

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 Jason Bower

Jason Bower

Third Grade
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About Me

With TCSD since: Since 1995

Education:

Mr. Bower earned his AA degree from College of the Sequoias, his bachelor's degree from Long Beach State and his master's in administration from California State University, Fresno.

Experience:

Mr. Bower has been teaching since 1995. While currently teaching third grade, he also has experience teaching kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grades.

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 Paul Dlugonski

Paul Dlugonski

Third Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 15

Education:

BA Liberal Studies

MS Math Curriculum

Experience:

Maple Elementry 2nd Grade

Cypress Elementry 4th Grade

Maple Elementry 3rd & 5th Grade

Kohn Elementry 2nd Grade

Mulcahy Middle School 7th Grade Social Studies (Head Teacher)

Maple Elementry 3rd Grade

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Mr. Nicklas Jensen

Third Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 8

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies: Fresno State Universy

Master's Degree in Best Teaching Practices: Natioanl Universty

Experience:

8 years 3rd/5th/ Teacher: Tulare City School District

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 Erin Roche

Erin Roche

Third Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

Mrs. Roche attended all Tulare schools and graduated from Tulare Union High School. After high school, she graduated from COS and then Fresno State University with a degree in liberal studies. After completing her credential at Fresno State, she attended Chapman University and received her master's degree in education with an emphasis in administration.

Experience:

Mrs. Roche has been teaching since 1998. She has taught second, third, and fourth grades.

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Le Keisha Soliz

Third Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 2014

Education:

Mrs. Soliz graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies. She earned her mulitiple subject teaching credential at Fresno Pacific University as well. Mrs. Soliz values quality education and is excited to give back to the community of Tulare.  

Experience:

Mrs. Soliz is a fourth year teacher and is excited to begin another year teaching 3rd grade. 

Classroom News...

Here is a very helpful math resource for your students to use when they are completing any math homework.

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Mrs. Amanda Figueira

Mrs. Amanda Figueira

Fourth Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 3

Education:

Mrs. Figueira attendeed Garden Elementary School, Live Oak Middle School and Tulare Western.  She values quality education for students that are in Tulare, and wanted to give back to her community by becoming an educator for Tulare City Schools.  She reiceved her B.A. in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield.  She then recieved her multiple subject crediental through Fresno Pacific University.

Experience:

Mrs. Figueira is a third year teacher who enjoys being with her fourth grade class.  She is also happy to serve her colleagues as being Kindergarten, fourth and fifth grades technology coach.  Mrs. Figueira has also been the Science Olympiad coach for the past two years and is excited to start her third year with her new group of students.

Classroom News...

Mrs. Figueira uses Class Dojo where she is able to update the activities that students are doing in class.  Parents and guradians are able to communicate with Mrs. Figueira through this website like a texting system.  If your child is in Mrs. Figueira's class and you have not signed up for Class Dojo Mrs. Figueira encourages you to do so as soon as possible so we can keep a close relationship between home and school.

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About Me

With TCSD since: 2

Education:

I am a very proud former Maple Colt student! I also attended Mulcahy and Los Tules in Tulare for middle school and Tulare Western for high school. I received my bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a minor in Spanish literature and language from University of California, Berkeley.  In addition, I recieved my mulitiple subject credential from Fresno Pacific University. 

Please sign up for Class Dojo for classroom news and updates! The forms are sent with your children every Friday! In addition, check out our Google Classroom to see what your children are doing in the classroom!

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 Mrs. Macias-Castro

Mrs. Macias-Castro

Fourth Grade

About Me

Education:

Mrs. Macias obtained her high school diploma from Farmersville High School. She went on to attend College of the Sequoias where she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. Mrs. Macias continued her education by attending Fresno Pacific University where she graduated with both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and her Multiple subject teaching credential.

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Julia Ribeiro

Fourth Grade

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Education:

Ms. Ribeiro attended St. Aloysius Parochial School before graduating from Tulare Union High School. She then went on to attend California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and minored in Child Development. She then continued her education at Cal Poly to receive her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. 

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Ms. Allison Canada

Ms. Allison Canada

Fifth Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 6

Education:

Ms. Canada attended Maple Elementary from kindergarten to sixth grade. She went on to Junior High at Mulcahy Middle School and gratudated from Tulare Western High School. She then recieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a Teaching Credential from California State University Fresno. Then went on to recieve a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and Best Practices from National University. 

Experience:

Ms. Canada is a 6th year teacher and is extremely excited about teaching at the school that molded her decision to make a life in teaching.  

Classroom News...

Ms. Canada Actively uses classdojo and the schools website to update families and students on whats going on the classroom. Please see the links below for class policies. 

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Mrs. Cheyenne Crook

Fifth Grade
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About Me

With TCSD since: 2+

Education:

Mrs. Crook attended all Tulare City Schools from Kindergarten up until 8th grade. She graduated from Tulare Union High School as a Mighty Redskin in 2005 and went on to complete her general education at College of the Sequoias in Visalia. She transferred to Fresno Pacific and earn her B.A. Degree in Liberal Studies and began her journey to earn her California Teaching Credential from National University shortly after that.

Experience:

While this is Mrs. Crook's second year teaching with Tulare City School District, she has a lot of experience in and around the classroom. For eight years she taught Pre-Kindergarten at Sundale Foundation Learning Center and then spent a year Substitute Teaching with Tulare City Schools in which she completed two long term assignments here at Maple. In the past she also served as an RSP Aide at Maple as well. 

Classroom News...

Class Dojo is utilized in the class not only to keep track of behavior, but also to keep in contact with the parents! 

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Miss Emily Gonzales

Miss Emily Gonzales

Fifth Grade Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: Since 2014

Education:

 

Miss Gonzales graduated from Tulare Western High School in 2000. She graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 2009. She earned her mulitple subject teaching credential from National University in 2010.  

Experience:

Miss Gonzales was an RSP Aide at Maple School while obtaining her bachelor's degree. She began teaching in Earlimart in the third grade for three years and fifth grade for one year. She currenly teaches fifth grade.

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 Rosemary Soares

Rosemary Soares

Fifth Grade

About Me

With TCSD since: 2014

Education:

Miss Soares attended Maple School, Los Tules Middle School, and graduated from Tulare Western High School. She then attended California State University, Fresno where she received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. After completing her degree she continued at Fresno State and earned her multiple subject teaching credential. Miss Soares is currently working on her masters degree at Brandman University.

Experience:

This is Miss Soares' 3rd year teaching 4th grade at Maple.

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Support Staff

Miss April Brooks
5th Grade Art
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Sally Camarillo
RSP/Special Ed
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Bailey Koster
Speech Therapist
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Casey Lewis
Occupational Therapist
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Linda Pena
Speech Therapist
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Alyssa Pielstick
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Amy Smith
3rd Grade Art
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Response to Intervention Teacher/ Programs Teacher
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Miss April Brooks

Miss April Brooks

5th Grade Art
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About Me

With TCSD since: 2003

Education:

Miss Brooks grew up in Tulare attending Garden Elementary School, Cherry Avenue Middle School and Tulare Western High School.  Miss Brooks obtained a BA in Liberal Arts, a BA in Fine Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential & a Single Subject Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 2002. Since then, Miss Brooks has attended numerous Professional Development Seminars and Conferences to further her knowledge in the fields of education, technology and art.

Experience:

Miss Brooks spent 13 years teaching 6th, 7th & 8th graders at Cherry Avenue Middle School. Subjects taught included Beginning Art, Advanced Art, Leadership, Yearbook, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and PE.  Outside of the classroom, Miss Brooks spent time on projects such as painting backdrops and teaching choreography for the school plays and Encore Theatre Productions.

 Sally Camarillo

Sally Camarillo

RSP/Special Ed
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About Me

With TCSD since: 1994

Education:

Mrs. Sally Camarillo attended Tulare City Schools and is a graduate from TWHS. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Fresno State.  She continued her education at Fresno Pacific University and earned her Learning Handicap Credential and Master's Degree in Special Education.

Experience

Mrs. Camarillo has been teaching since 1993. She has been at Maple School since 1994 as a Resource Specialist Program teacher (RSP). 


Debbie Castillo

Social Worker

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Jennifer Gordon

BEST Coach

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 Kim Korenwinder

Kim Korenwinder

GATE
559-687-1432

About Me

With TCSD since: 2000

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters degree in School Counseling
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Mild-Moderate Learning Handicapped Credential

Experience:

  • 6 years:   Severely Handicapped; Tulare County Office of Education
  • 4 years:   Special Day Class; Tulare City Schools
  • 2 years:   1st grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 4 years:   2nd grade; Tulare City Schools
  • 7 years:   GATE; Tulare City Schools


Bailey Koster

Speech Therapist

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Casey Lewis

Occupational Therapist

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Linda Pena

Speech Therapist

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Alyssa Pielstick

Vocal Music Teacher

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Maria Segura

Psychologist

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With TCSD since: 1993

Education:

Master's Degree


Amy Smith

3rd Grade Art
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About Me

With TCSD since: 2006

Education:

  • Master of Arts in Character Education - Santa Clara University
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - Santa Clara University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Saint Mary's College of California
  • Art Minor - Saint Mary's College of California

Experience:

I began my teaching career in 2002 at Cupertino's Sedgwick Elementary School in Silicon Valley.  I taught third, fourth and fifth grades before moving home to the Central Valley and accepting a teaching position with Tulare City School District.  I worked at Cypress Elementary beginning in 2006 and taught first, second, and third grades.

 Vicki Stewart

Vicki Stewart

Response to Intervention Teacher/ Programs Teacher

About Me

With TCSD since: 1994

Education:

 

Mrs. Stewart obtained her high school diploma from Strathmore High School. She went on to attend College of the Sequoias where she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. Mrs. Stewart continued her education by attending Fresno Pacific University where she graduated with both her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and her Multiple subject teaching credential. She then continued her education by obtaining her Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Fresno Pacific as well. She is currently working on her Preliminary Administrative Credential.

Experience:

  • Garden Elementary-5th and 3rd grades
  • Lincoln Elementary-Kindergarten
  • Cypress Elementary- Resource Teacher
  • Maple Elementary- 3rd, 4th, and RTI

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