|Welcome Manta Ray and Octopus Parents!
We are excited for this 2017-2018 school year and would like to welcome you and your child to the learning communities of Rooms 6 and 7. As a student in the Dual Language program, your child will have two team teachers, Señora Yessica Maldonado and Mrs. Katie Tso. We would like to take some time to introduce ourselves.
Mrs. Maldonado is beginning her sixth year at UPCS. She received her Bachelor's Degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and her BCLAD Teaching Credential and Master's Degree in Education from California State University, Long Beach. When she's away from the classroom she enjoys running, practicing yoga, working on home projects, and traveling with her husband.
Mrs. Tso is entering her fifth year on campus at UPCS. After spending a year as a co-teacher here in K/1, she graduated from CSUCI's teaching credential program and served in a variety of roles in K - 8. This is the third year Mrs. Tso has partnered with the amazing Sra. Maldonado in the Dual Language K/1 program and she is thrilled to have such wonderful students in her classroom. Mrs. Tso enjoys yoga, reading, and traveling with her family. Her daughter, Jenna, is entering her second year of college at the University of Toronto, so your child may hear a bit of Canadian dialect slipping into our daily conversations here and there!
Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!