Welcome to Room 1

5th Grade

Mrs. Gaffuri

Welcome to your Dear One's 5th grade classroom! I am absolutely THRILLED to be your student's teacher this year and I couldn't be more excited to be joining the incredible Camarillo Heights STEM Academy Team! I've been in the education field for what feels like my entire life and have taught in Pleasant Valley School District for the last four years. Most recently, I taught Theater Arts to every fourth and fifth grader in the entire school district. In pursuit of my classroom teaching career, I couldn't be more fortunate to have been hired at the most charming elementary school in the district and in the grade level dearest to my heart. I look forward to bringing great joy, exploration, and inspiration to the classroom this year. I vow to be fair to your student and will always have the student's best interest at heart. I will strive to tap into the talents and strengths of your student and will work patiently and compassionately through obstacles and struggles. I have so much to share with you all, and look forward to Back to School Night. Please contact me via email at any time. I'm hear to listen, you are your student's most important advocate!

Email: LGaffuri@PleasantValleySD.org

I love my beautiful and creative family. My daughter loves to perform and my son thinks snakes are really cool. My husband is going on his 12th year of teaching in high school. I was raised in gorgeous Santa Cruz, California by a family of teachers. I have many hobbies (which I will share with the students), I have a great love for nature, can't resist a great movie, and think paddle boarding totally rocks. I love young adult literature more than any other genre and find my creative spirit through collage art. I'm continuously wowed by science, and think math is really cool now that I'm an adult. I love being theatrical in the classroom, and will encourage your student to be proud and confident in who they are! I look forward to being a great team.



First Day of School:

Wednesday, AUGUST 29th

Meet and Greet from 8:15-9:15 in the MPR

Back to School Night:

Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 12th

School Supply List:

Thank you very much in advance for your donation!


"One Teacher can Shape a Child, One Child can Shape the World!"


This website is in progress. I will be working on it throughout the school year!

I will remind you to check out the website features as it becomes more interactive

Camarillo Heights STEM Academy

35 Catalina Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 (805) 482-9838

Pleasant Valley School District