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Mrs. Alison Orzechowski
Welcome to an exciting third grade year. I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and acquaint you with my goals and expectations for the year. I began my teaching career 34 years ago and have encompassed many different grade levels as well as special education. I cannot think of any other profession that would bring me the enjoyment and satisfaction of teaching. I believe that the most important aspect of my job is to insure that each and every child is challenged, held accountable, and is motivated to learn. I firmly believe in making each day valuable and productive for your child and that life long success depends upon self-discipline, great problem solving, and good decision making. I love to see the sparkle in a child's eyes when he accomplishes something challenging! I want all of my students to be excited to come to school and experience feelings of joy as he masters a new skill or problem solves.
When I am not teaching I am spending time with my family, gardening, painting, or shopping with friends. I have been married for 30 years to my husband, Joseph. We have three children. Justin, 27 who graduated from UCSB and is currently pursuing an NBA. Chrissie, 25 who graduated from UCSB, is working at UCSB, and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Pychology. Aubree Anne is a sophmore at CSCI.