Hortencia Corral

Listen. Laugh. Plan with clarity of direction. Assume positive intentions. Have positive intentions. Have faith. Be grateful. Live simply.

Logan McMurtrey

Roosevelt School
extension 2128
1990 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Born and raised right here in good ol' Santa Barbara, I am in my 18th year of teaching. I've taught grades 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at both Brekke School in Oxnard (CA) and currently at Roosevelt Elementary in Santa Barbara. I have taught in "English Only", "Structured English Immersion", and "Dual Immersion" classrooms both is straight grade levels and combination classrooms. 

Even though English is my first language, I am fluently bilingual. I speak Spanish (and dabble in Italian). I especially enjoy teaching science even though I graduated from UCSB with a BA in History. I have published science units with Science Matters (under Hortencia Garcia). 

I earned my teaching credential at CSUN and an Administrative Services Credential through SBCEO. I have two children and love what I do for a living. I serve the school community as much as possible. I certainly earn and enjoy summers. I am a South Coast Writing Project Fellow and a South Coast Science Project Teacher Leader.

I am a bit of a technology nerd. I have been featured on Lesson Planet and most recently on PD Learning Network. You can find me at or on Twitter at @HeyTencha.

Logan McMurtrey is a native of Santa Barbara, California. He attended Open Alternative School, Vieja Valley Elementary, La Colina Junior High, and Dos Pueblos High School. 

A life-long learner, Logan is curious about all aspects of life. His passion for learning has led him to explore, in depth, the fields of history, biological sciences, literature, and art. His came to teaching when he began working with Kids in Nature, an ecologically based science curriculum, at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He presently holds a Masters of Education from UCSB and is thrilled to be a part of the Roosevelt community. You can find him at