• Sakura at the Imperial Palace East Garden: Tokyo, Japan
    Name: Roann Bender
    Grade: 6th Grade
                 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
                 Support in Mathematics
    Phone: 805-482-4608
    Office Hours:
    Ms. Bender is happy to meet with you in person! Please email, call, or send a private message via Parent Square to arrange an in-person meeting.
    Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year  
    I am excited to begin my 6th year here at UPCS! 
    I am a southern California native, born and raised in Torrance, California. I spent 17 years of my adult life living in New England in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.  While I loved living in the Northeast, I am very happy to be back in California, and love calling Port Hueneme my home!  
    I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, and my Master of Science degree in Special Education at Bay Path University in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.  As a educator I also consider myself a life-long learner, because of this, I recently completed a Graduate Certificate program for Middle School Mathematics through Walden University.
    Prior to moving back to California and teaching at UPCS, I had the opportunity to teach for 8 years in Springfield, Massachusetts. Over the past 14 years in the classroom I have taught grades K, 1, 2, 4, 5,  and now middle school! I love what I do and consider it an honor and a priviledge to work in the classroom with students. 
    When I actually find myself with some free time I enjoy many activities including spending time with my family, going to Disneyland, traveling, reading a good book, enjoying the beach, or doing arts and crafts. 
    My goal as a math/science teacher is to create a meaningful, interactive, respectful, and fun learning environment where students can be curious, investigate, make mistakes, and experience great success while learning.
    I am very excited for this new school year here on our Bedford Drive campus and hope you are too!