All About Mrs. Middleton
Mrs. Middleton is excited to begin her 18th year teaching at 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 7 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. She loves to spend time with her son Marky, husband Mark, nieces/nephews, 4 sisters and mom. Her hobbies include reading, dirt bike riding, going to Dodger games, cheering on the NFL Steelers, teaching an Adventurer 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. 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 is looking forward to this transition in teaching 1st grade and another great year at Sanchez Elementary!