Miss Annamarie is engaging and patient teacher for the Dinosaur Class, as well as the school’s Director. She began her journey at SPCNS as a parent in 1998 and started teaching the following year. Below you will find answers to some very important questions our membership parents and children wanted to know.
Meet the Teachers
When did you begin your career in education?
I began my career in education when I was a teaching assistant in September 1987. The following year I became a teacher and took night classes to complete my teaching credential at CSUDH.
When did you start at the Co-Op?
I started as a parent in 1998 in the Dinosaur class. The following year I began teaching the Teddy Bear class. I took over as Director in Spring of 2007 (I think, not sure, have to look that up to be sure)
What are your 3 favorite things to do while not at work?
I like to crochet. I love to read, of course! I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and friends.
What do you like most about San Pedro Co-Op?
I like the unique learning environment with parents and children learning side-by-side. There is nothing as amazing as watching parents’ faces light up when they see their little one accomplish a milestone, like recognizing the letters of their name, or riding a bike by themselves, or playing well with a friend.
What is your favorite food?
Macaroni and cheese! (I wish it was calorie and fat free!)
What do you think is the reason why San Pedro Co-Op is a great school?
I think that the school is great because of the type of wonderful parents that seek out and make this school work. This could not be done without their full participation.
If you could change one thing about the Co-Op, what would it honestly be and why?
I wish we could offer free tuition to families that would like to participate. I feel the price is great, and we work hard each year to ensure that it says very affordable. I wish we didn’t have to worry about money, though.
Who lives with you?
I live with my husband and 2 boys, Anthony, 19 and Gabriel, 16.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an artist. I get to do some of that when I think up projects and when I create bulletin boards for the school.
What is your favorite activity/game you have ever done at the Co-Op?
I love the talent show fundraiser! I really enjoy seeing and meeting everyone’s extended families. One year a song was made up and sung about my Dino class. I cried, of course!
Miss Monica is the innovative and inspiring teacher for the Teddy Bear Class, as well as the school’s Assistant Director.