Phone: (951) 926-3643
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees M.S. School Counseling - San Diego State University B.S. Liberal Arts/Spanish - Southern Illinois University Spanish Language Institute - San Jose, Costa Rica Credentials Multiple Subjects -Elementary Single Subject (English) - High School Administrative Credential BCLAD (Bilingual) GATE (Gifted Education) Awards District Teacher of the Year - TVUSD Teacher of the Year - French Valley Elementary Teacher of the Year - Paloma Elementary Silver Apple Award - Riverside County Aple Recipient - California
Ms. Mary Jimenez
What a joy it is to be a teacher! My goal is to make this the BEST year yet for your child, and that goal starts on Day One! Students have many freedoms in our classroom, from the freedom to move around the room, to use any and all supplies, to grow, to question and, most of all, to LEARN at their own pace. This is definitely a year of growth and of discovering what works best for your student as a learner. The goal of education is to create learners for life and I will always do whatever is needed to ensure that your child is successful.
This is my 34th year of teaching and I am as passionate today as I was on my first day in the classroom. I truly love to learn and to explore all of the amazing IDEAS that kids come up with. We call our classroom "The Ideas Classroom" and I take what your child thinks very seriously. I love to make their ideas come to life each year.
We are also a FAMILY and will support each other's learning and growing journey together this year. Students will be supported as they learn to take new risks and challenge themselves to excel.
Finally, we create a culture of THINKING in our classroom through the books we read, the discussions we have, and the activities that are planned to enrich our learning.
I am so happy that you are on our team. Let the journey begin!
Ms Mary Jimenez