Fourth Grade in Rm. 9

Welcome to our Room 9 website and the 2022-2023 school year! I'm thrilled to be your fourth grader's teacher this year. I grew up in the Union School District and attended Guadalupe and Dartmouth. What a joy it is to still be in this wonderful district. This is my 29th year teaching and my 19th year at Lietz teaching 4th grade. Fourth grade is the best...there is so much development in independence, abstract thinking, and sophistication in humor. I love having a front row seat to all of that growth.

During pre-COVID days, I traveled to different parts of the world on missions trips and enjoy incorporating cultural insights into our curriculum. Four summers ago I taught fifty 5th graders in Ethiopia in the village of Heeraraa. It was a joy to share some of our extra 2018 Lietz Walkathon shirts with the younger students. They were thrilled!

I love to hike, read, watercolor paint, journal, and grow plants and flowers in my backyard during my free time.

Lietz Fourth Grade Team:

Miss Heacock Rm. 9

Miss Nguyen Rm. 11

Mr. Preza Rm. 10

Last summer I spent the night in a nest at a place called Treebones in Big Sur! The nest overlooked the Pacific Ocean. I love unique adventures!