Mrs. Herrera

 

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When I was little, I would line up all my stuffed animals and would play school so it was destiny!  After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in psychology with a specialization in liberal arts, a Masters of Education, and a multiple subject credential, I headed to my hometown of Tustin to teach kindergarten.  The commute finally got to me after 3 years -- and I got hired in the Etiwanda School District.  I opened up Terra Vista Elementary 24 years ago teaching first grade with Mrs. Deters!  We immediately knew that we were a great team.  However, after getting married to my husband Ray (who now teaches elementary P.E.) and having my daughter, Kiana (now 22), I took a leave to be with her and ended up staying home for 9 years to take care of her and my two sons, Xavier (now 20) and Roman (now 18). Thirteen years ago I returned to education and taught third, first, and then kindergarten again. Ten years ago, I went back to school and received my Mild/Moderate Education Specialist credential along with my Autism Authorization certificate.  I taught K-3 students with Special Needs for 5 years at Etiwanda Colony.  Five years ago, I was given the amazing opportunity to work again with my partner, Mrs. Deters, in a whole new adventure of Transitional Kindergarten!  We recently received our Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Certificates through the University of La Verne.  We are super excited to be able to continue our adventure teaching together here at Falcon Ridge Elementary!