It is a pleasure to be a fifth grade teacher at Valley View this school year. I myself am a Duarte Unified graduate. It feels great to be able to return and teach for my community. I am extremely passionate about teaching and education. I strive to make a positive impact on the youth of today by encouraging them to exceed their learning goals. I will not only challenge my students in the classroom, but build a positive learning environment. I am excited for this school year. Let's achieve greatness together!