Growing up my Mom had a Home DayCare. I grew up with ten other kids in my house not including my three siblings. Though I was a child myself, I fed the kids, gave them their bottles, took walks with them and played with them until their parents picked them up. When I was eight, I had the best 2nd grade teacher and I remember saying that I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. And that’s where it all started for me. Since second grade I knew I wanted to be a teacher.
Fast forward to now. My first year of teaching complete and getting ready for year 2! I am lucky to have been a part of the Mission family since February 2016. San Gabriel Mission Elementary School isn’t just a school where you obtain an education. It is so much more than that! I am very fortunate to work with such a supportive faculty and staff, a loving community, and a place where I can truly be myself to share my Catholic faith and knowledge with students.
I am passionate about having a positive classroom environment that not only challenges students academically, but provides a place for students to grow socially. I encourage students to think outside the box and motivate them to ask questions whenever they are curious about homework, a test or the general wonders of life. As an educator, it is my goal to equip my students with skills that will apply beyond the classroom.
I believe our callings call us and this is one call I’m glad I answered. Go Spartans!
- Ms. Capra, 4th Grade Teacher