Hello friends! My name is Elaine and I am thrilled to be going into my fifth year here at HTeCV as part of the Kindergarten team. This will be my second year teaching Kindergarten after having taught 1st grade and 3rd grade, and cannot wait to be with the littles again. I became a teacher because I believe there are not many things in this world that come close to the magic of working with children. I have worked with children in many different capacities, such as teaching art at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco (where I am originally from), and also teaching English internationally. As an educator, I value meaningful work, self expression, and arts integration. As a human, I enjoy books, nature, and cats. I can not wait to make magic with our kiddos this year!