I have been teaching kindergarten at Guadalupe for 14 years. I got my bachelor's degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology with Minors in Child Development and Special Education. I got my Teaching Credential after working in a before/after school program at the YMCA with K-5th graders, a preschool with 2-5 year olds and teaching 4th, 5th & 6th grades at a private school. I also have 8 1/2 years experience as a 1:1 aide for autism.
I love teaching and making learning fun. I love science and social studies. I am excited to be your teacher and can't wait for a wonderful 2018-2019 school year. Sincerely, Mrs. Walpole
Teacher Preferences Birthday: October 17
Allergies: None for me, however, I share a room with Mrs. Palladino who has allergies to flowers/pollen/scents
Favorite stores: New York & Co., Target, Barnes and Noble, Lakeshore, Office Max/Depot.
Favorite Coffee/tea drink: Iced or hot Peppermint Mocha (4 pumps of peppermint) and Pumpkin spice latte.
Favorite sandwich: Boudin Bakery--Almaden Plaza: Ham & Brie on Rosemary Focaccia
Favorite treats: Starbucks. wine, gift cards,chocolates(creams and nuts--no chewy stuff).
Other ideas: Flowers (Iris),Jewelry (nickel free),L-XLshirt/sweater sizes. A kid-made card where each kid has apart in it; decorate a mug or plate with all the kids' names/pictures; plants, Class t-shirt.
Hobbies/Interests--Bowling, Movies (lots of movies-usually Century or AMC), Massages, Wine (cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, port), Mani/Pedis. I try to travel and go to places in California (wine tasting, MBAquarium, SF, etc). I love comedy shows (Improv) and concerts.
Collections: I collect hippo stuff & frog stuff for the classroom
Favorite color: teals, blues, greens
Special requests or gift preferences: No hand lotion, no perfumes, no hard candy or chewy stuff. Gift cards ok.
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