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Welcome to 3rd Grade!
My name is Juliet Mathenge, and I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this year! I hold a B.A. in Child Development and an M.A. in Multicultural Education. I taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 6 years; 3 of those years were third grade (my favorite). After that I took several years off while my kids were little. Currently, I am in my 5th year teaching 3rd grade at Alta Vista, and I feel privileged to be teaching at such a wonderful school!

Being a parent has made me a stronger teacher and given me an even better perspective on how children learn and develop. My own kids are very different in terms of personality, temperament, attention span, etc.  Every child is unique, and what appeals to one child’s learning style may not work for the whole class.  The most effective teachers light a spark of curiosity in their students.  My goal is to inspire every single student to learn and thrive and to become a lifelong learner.  Our classroom is a warm, comfortable place where learning is maximized in a safe and respectful environment.