sowing seeds of success in my kinder garden

Welcome to my digital portfolio. My name is Maria E. Alvarado and I have had the pleasure of teaching kindergarten at Mission Elementary School for twenty years. Mission is my home away from home and, judging by the beaming smiles and bubbling enthusiasm of my students for school and learning, it is apparent that they share my joy in being part of the Mission family. A wise man once said, "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life," so I am fortunate to be doing what I love every day. And cliché though it may be, I am and have been making a difference in children's lives throughout my career and, in turn, have been gifted with meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in my life.

I can be reached by phone at (760) 966-8700 or via email at