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Mrs. Chelsea Whitney
Welcome to Room K3, Kindergarten! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year.
This will be my 6th year teaching at Rancho. I am a Rancho Alum myself so it is so much fun to be back! Kindergarten is such a special time in a child's life. Although teaching is an exhausting job, it is extremely rewarding for me to watch as the students leave kindergarten learning how to read. In our classroom, we are a family and work as a team, while growing academically and socially.
A little about myself... Lets see, where did this all begin?! When I was in 3rd grade, I knew that I wanted to become a teacher one day. I was teased about being a teachers pet but that didn't stop me. I completed my undergrad at Sonoma State and then moved to Santa Barbara where I received my Masters of Education at UCSB. I thought I would live in Santa Barbara forever, until I met my now husband. I have been back in the Bay Area ever since. My husband, Jake, and I got married in Tahoe last summer and recently bought our 1st house, a fixer-upper, together! It has been so much fun working on it, yet, we are very ready to move in... Next up, a puppy!
We love traveling, staying active outdoors, and being with family. I love anything coffee and chocolate.
I look forward to a great year with your student and meeting you all as well. Enjoy the ride, it goes fast!