1st grade - Mrs. Jourdain

About The Teacher

I am in my 21st year of teaching.  I have taught grades K, 1, and 5.  I began 
my teaching career in the Pomona Unified School District in 2000, where I 
taught 5th grade for three years.  In 2003, I began teaching for the 
Etiwanda School District.  I am very familiar with this community, because I 
was raised in Etiwanda. It means so much to me to have made this complete 
circle and come back to teach in the district where I was raised and 
received my education.  I attended Summit Elementary School (now Summit
Intermediate), Etiwanda Intermediate, and Etiwanda High School. 
I received my Bachelors Degree from the University of La Verne and a
Master's Degree in Education from the Claremont Graduate University.  While 
continuing my education at the Claremont Graduate University, I was the 
recipient of the following awards: The B. Dade Davis and Helen Mohan 
Memorial Fellowship Award, The Barbara Greenwood Fellowship Award, and 
the Peter Lincoln Fellowship Award.  
I married my college sweetheart Ryan.  We have been married for 24 years
and live in North Upland with our two children Ryan Jr.(24)attending the 
University of California at Riverside, and Kaia (20) attending San Diego State 
In leisure, I enjoy traveling with my family and catching up with old 
Past families that know me would let our new families know that teaching is 
not my job at all...I enjoy what I do, so I am not working at all.  I enjoy 
what each day brings through my door. I teach because I inspire, I build, I 
challenge, and I care.


Mission For The Class

My mission for the class is to establish a developmentally age-appropriate 
classroom by encouraging emotional and social growth, allowing the students 
to be independent when necessary, and allowing their individual strengths to 



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