Hello!! ¡Hola! Welcome to 5th Grade at Gabriela Mistral Elementary School. This is an important transitional year and I am very excited to be guiding all my students through it. My name is Carmen Ohlfs. I was born and raised in Cáceres, Spain. At age 19, I came to the US to improve my English and I never left. I studied Forensic Science at San José State University and briefly worked in this field - I can’t wait to tell my class about it! Later, I completed a Master of Art in Education (Curriculum and Instruction), also at San José State University. Even though my teaching experience is short (taught 7th and 8th grade last year), I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade this year.
My hobbies: cooking, hiking, reading forensic science books and spending time with my friends and family (husband, two sons and a German Shepherd).
How to best contact me:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stopping by before or after class (I have an open-door policy for parents/guardians)
The best thing about our school this year is the sense of continuing to grow as a community.
I can’t wait to meet all of you!!