About Mrs. Paden

  • I have been teaching for Temecula Unified School District since 2002, and I've been at Bella Vista since it opened (2004). I can't imagine being happier anywhere else! I believe whole-heartedly that I was meant to be a teacher, and it shows in my teaching. I am fun and strict all at the same time, and my biggest goal is that each student who enters my class will grow emotionally, socially, and academically during our year together. I look forward to working together--teacher, student, and parent--to ensure a stupendous transition from elementary to middle school!

    I love to hang out with friends and family, especially with my husband and our two cats.  We love to watch movies (Marvel, action/spy/scifi, & comedies), watch sports (Go Lakers! Go Dodgers & Padres! :D), and play slow-pitch softball.