Maestra Elizabeth has been teaching at Mistral for 8 years. She also taught two years in a dual immersion charter school in Watsonville, California. She was born in Mexico City, and grew up in Salinas, California. She grew up surrounded by lettuce and strawberry fields, and by the hard-working farmworkers that provide crucial goods to our tables and who also bring a little piece of Mexico to our communities. She has a degree in Anthropology and a Masters in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She loves teaching and spending as much time as possible with children of all ages. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her daughter and her family, as well as to read, cook, dance, and rock climb.
A few words from Maestra Elizabeth:
My students would say that I am nice, silly, and caring.
My homework policy: The most important thing for families to do is to have quality time together and that they have open and ongoing communication about what students are learning. For homework, I would like students and families to enjoy reading every night, and that they have a conversation on a topic we are covering in class, that they write a short summary of their conversation, and that they complete a short math review page. All of this is done over a week's period.
The best way to get in touch with me is:
- e-mail, phone
- in person after school