Olive Drive Elementary School

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About Me

BA at Cal State University, Long Beach
Graduate coursework in Reading Strategies and 6-Traits writing at Fresno Pacific
English Language Development certified at Chapman University, Visalia
CLAD Certified
Highly Qualified Teacher status 
     The 2021-2022 school year marks my 30th year of educating students, my 19th year in the awesome Norris School District, and my 24th year of teaching second grade. I always look forward to meeting new students and their families every year, and continuing to bond with many families I've already met.  
      I adore my family which includes my cherished husband, Joe, my son and his wife Ashley, my daughter and her husband Travis, and their daughter Kamryn. My husband and I met in junior high. This past summer we celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary! First and foremost we love playing with our granddaughter, who will be starting TK this year. We love the musical theater, watching the Condors, baseball, and basketball, going to Disneyland, and taking our beautiful King Charles Cavaliers on walks in the park, or on the beach. We enjoy our family time watching movies, and challenging each other playing games.
     My philosophy in education is to find the inner superstar in each and every child, and help them achieve goals with confidence and pride. My classroom is described as happy, busy, and productive. I encourage my students to approach new concepts with enthusiasm, a positive growth mindset, and to celebrate all successes! 
      I look forward to welcoming all students and parents to the Sanchez Superstar family. As I tell my students every year, "Once in the Sanchez family, always in the Sanchez family."  I will always have a special place in my heart for my students and their families. ♥