Maestra Ohlfs

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:
  • 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!!