All About Mrs. Middleton
Mrs. Middleton is excited to begin her 22nd year teaching in the Garvey School District. She started in 1998 as a Kindergarten teacher at Rice Elementary for 10 years, before taking a year of leave of absence to be home with her son. She returned to teaching at Dewey Elementary, the 4th-6th GATE class and transferred later that year to Sanchez Elementary, where she has taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade for the last 10 years.
She was born & raised in Southern California. She is a graduate of La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development: Emphasis in Early Childhood Education with the Teaching Credential. She is currently working to obtain a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction. Her family and friends are extremely important to her, especially her 11 year old son, Marky. She sharpens the saw when she is not at work by either reading, swimming, taking her son dirt bike riding, going to Dodger games, cheering on the NFL Steelers, teaching the Pathfinder Club Friends class at her church, and traveling.
She truly strives to live each day to its fullest. She creates a safe and welcoming learning environment for her students and loves to bring her creativity to the classroom. It is her philosophy that every child can reach academic and personal success if they are taught effectively, encouraged, and engaged. It is important to teach the whole child and be able to build a trusting relationship with her students so they can find the joy in learning. She believes the parents are a child’s first teacher and communication between the home and school are very important in order for a child to succeed. She continues to look forward to this transition teaching 1st grade and another great year at Sanchez Elementary!