Fifth Grade Team

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Christina Valverde

Spanish Teacher

Grade/Subject/Position: 5th Grade Spanish
Interests: Video games, anime, volleyball, learning languages, mathematics, cooking, ballroom dancing
Things that make me smile: Flowers, coffee, trips to Target, good food, sleeping

Educational Philosophy: The difference between a novice and a master is that a master has failed more times than the novice has tried.”

Favorite Part of my job: Making life-lasting relationships with my students and the community

My Hero: My father

What I value Most: My loved ones, my time, my mental wellbeing

Nicole Morrison Carico

English Teacher

Interests: Knitting, Embroidery, Bad reality TV
Things that make me smile: Sunsets, Good food, Traveling
Educational Philosophy: Learning happens through discomfort and action.
Favorite Part of My Job: Watching students finally understand a concept after struggling through it.
My Hero: Anyone who can stand up for themselves
What I value Most: Relationships with my loved ones, Self-advocacy, Knowledge and Learning