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All About Mrs. Diaz

I have been teaching in San Marino Unified School District for 16  years. I taught for a year at Huntington Middle School and transferred to Valentine to teach 3rd grade for several years. I have enjoyed teaching Kindergarten with my partner, Mrs. Grannis, since 2005. I studied to be a teacher at Azusa Pacific University where I received a B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in English. I went on to finish a California Clear Teaching Credential and Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University as well. I taught private school in Pacific Palisades, CA for 4 years before coming to teach in San Marino. My husband and I have 2 children. 

All About Mrs. Grannis

I have been teaching kindergarten here at SMUSD for the past 24 years. Before teaching kindergarten I taught 4th grade in LAUSD and spent a year teaching at an international preschool in Taiwan. I started teaching Kindergarten at Carver Elementary and transferred to Valentine's Kindergarten Team a few years later.  I have enjoyed job-sharing with my partner, Mrs. Diaz, since 2005.

Educational Background

I grew up right here in San Marino and attended San Marino Schools. (Carver, Huntington & SMHS) Upon graduation I attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). I attended Pacific Oaks College where I earned my California Clear Teaching Credential. I completed my education at California State University, Los Angeles where I earned my Masters Degree in Education along with my Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential.

Personal Information

My husband and I have 3 children. When we have time together as a family we love to spend time outdoors, going to the beach, riding bikes around town and just being together.