Meet the Teacher

Phone: 951-294-6385 e.46147


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Aviation Operations: Concentration in Flight Operations Masters of Education in STEM Leadership

Mrs. Rena Balleweg

Some of you might be surprised to find out that I did not start out with the idea of teaching as a career.  I actually set out to be an airline pilot so that I could travel the world.  I earned a B.S. in Aviation Operations at San Jose State University and got my single engine pilot certificate flying out of Van Nuys Airport.  But, I should have listened to my mom because she always said I would be a teacher.  (Moms really do know everything.) I earned my teaching credential through CalStateTEACH/Fullerton and I have taught in Pre-K, Kinder, Middle School, 2nd, and now 5th.  I have been teaching for 18 years.  My students will tell you that I love math and science and succulents are my favorites.  I have a Masters in STEM Leadership and I am excited to share what I have learned with my students.  Oh, by the way, you can call me Mrs. B.