Welcome to Kindergarten!
Hello Kindergarten students and families!
My name is Mrs. Howell and I am so excited to be working with you this year! I know that we are going to have a great school year full of fun, laughs, and a whole lot of learning. I grew up in Southern California in Ventura County. I have always loved school and have a passion for learning. This passion is something that I use daily to inspire my students to become life-long learners. For the past fourteen years I have worked with children ranging from Kindergarten to eighth grade. I have previous experience working with special education students, English language learners, and struggling readers. This will be my sixth year teaching Kindergarten at Santa Ynez Valley Charter School. I absolutely adore the students, families, and staff here at Charter, and I am proud to call this my home! Before working in the Santa Ynez Valley, I was a teacher in Riverside County for two years. I taught a 1st/2nd combination class and a 3rd grade class. I am a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. When I’m not teaching or planning awesome things for my students, I enjoy spending time with my family. Some of my hobbies include hiking, kayaking, swimming, reading and spending time at the beach. I have been married to my wonderful husband (my high school sweetheart) for five years and we have two beautiful children - a three year old boy and a 3 month old baby girl. We enjoy living in the Santa Ynez Valley and being part of the Santa Ynez Valley Charter School family. It truly is the best place to be!
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Helpful Hints for Kindergarten
The learning links below are resources that can be used by students to practice their learning skills. I have included some educational sites below. All of these sites are free! Click on the link below to have some educational fun! Enjoy!