Welcome to

First Grade!

Hi, I am Mrs. Saavedra! I am so happy to have the opportunity to teach your children this year.

I graduated from California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential in 2000. I spent the next 10 years teaching at Del Rio Elementary where I taught Kindergarten through third grade. In 2010, I began working at Mission Elementary, where I have taught first grade for the last six years. I love teaching first grade! There is something magical about seeing a child learn how to read. The "sparks" of learning in my students' eyes, the smiles on their faces, and their love of learning, keeps me in love with teaching after so many years.

At Mission Elementary, we are family. I try to teach my students that they are part of this family and the wider community. In my classroom, students are taught that we all have different strengths and we strengthen each other and our community by sharing our unique talents. I work to create a classroom environment where every student feels safe and truly enjoys being there.

I have been married for 16 years and have two children who are 12 and 9 years old. I enjoy camping, going to the beach, kayaking, paddle boarding, and cooking.

Thank you and I look forward to an amazing year!

Contact me at:

(760) 966-8700 x 8733