• Pink owl clipart   Hello!

    I am excited to be joining the University Preparation Charter School community as an elementary math teacher.

    With lively laughs and gallant giggles, my classroom is full of imagination.  I dig and discover right along with my students, and I jump on the unexpected moments when curiosity meets comprehension.  Being a teacher blesses my life with opportunities to question dynamically, to work collaboratively, and to learn constantly!

    Although this is my first year at UPCS, I previously taught at Montalvo Arts Academy in Ventura as an elementary intervention specialist. Before teaching in public schools, I received a Master of Arts in Creativity and Arts Education and taught at San Francisco State University. Most recently, I was a faculty member with the Performing Arts Department at Ventura College where I love to teach dance!

    I moved to Ventura County in 2001 from San Francisco, my favorite city in the world. But my heart now lives in this beautiful region with my husband and two boys… and cat, two dogs, five fish, bearded dragon, leopard gecko, and red-footed tortoise! We love to play nerf wars inside the house, watch action-adventure movies, camp at the beach, and read together at bedtime.

    This year will be full of math talks, problem solving, and deep investigations. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    I look forward to meeting you soon!

    Mrs. Yahr


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