Dr. A' 5th Grade

Gina Amenta-Shin Ed. D.

Pepperdine University Malibu, California — Doctor of Education: Educational Technology
California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, California — Master of Arts: Education Administration
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California — Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies
Hello! Welcome to 5th grade! I'm excited to be back in the classroom after coaching teachers for many years. I have taught second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. I love the upper grades the most. Watching them develop and discover who they are as the year passes is an indescribable feeling that not many people get to witness.
I believe every child can succeed in academics and behavior, but I do not assume that they already know how. I teach in ways that help them develop cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
I love gardening and traveling. I have two amazing sons and I am married to my best friend.