Fourth Grade Teachers

Carrie Centeno

Room 218

I am very pleased to introduce myself as part of this wonderful Lafayette Community!  I have been at Lafayette since 2019.  I previously worked in both the Redwood City and Jefferson Elementary (Daly City) school districts.

I am a certified reading specialist and educator.  I received my Master of Arts in Elementary Education (with a concentration in language and literacy) as well as my teaching credential from San Francisco State University.  I received my Bachelors of Arts in sociology from the University of San Francisco.

I grew up in the upstate New York Finger Lakes Region and have also lived with family in El Salvador.  When at home in San Francisco, I enjoy the delight of living by the coast as well as traveling to the nearby Sierra Mountains.  I enjoy camping, hiking, cooking, live music out and exploring new places with family and friends.  

I aim to foster a classroom environment where young people grow emotionally and intellectually.  A place where they learn to think critically and continue to grow into insightful people that relate with each other, their communities and the world around them with compassion.

Rachelle Hata

Room 220

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Hello! My name is Rachelle Baba (previously Ms. Hata) and I teach 4th grade. Previously, I have taught 2nd grade and 5th grade at John Muir School in San Bruno. I am so fortunate to be part of the Lafayette community since 2014.

I was born in San Francisco and then moved to San Bruno when I was young, which is where I currently reside. I graduated from San Francisco State and earned my BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice. I highly value self-identity and compassion in the classroom. I want all of my students leaving with a sense of who they are and showing empathy towards one another. 

Outside of school, my hobbies include watching sports, playing golf, and coaching basketball. I have coached high school basketball for the past 4 years at George Washington High School and Lowell High School and also an Asian league girls team. I also spend time within the Japanese American community volunteering and attending local events. 

I look forward to a wonderful and inspiring year with my class and all it has to offer in 4th grade!


Ra Price

Room 219

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Hello Lafayette Community!  My name is Ra Price and I teach 4th grade.   Lafayette is a very special place and I am honored to be a part of this wonderful community. I have been a part of Lafayette since 2009.  I have taught both 2nd grade and 4th grade.  

I earned both my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development with a School-Age Concentration and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.  I also earned my Masters of Education degree with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Diego.  

I grew up in the Central Valley and am currently living in San Francisco with my husband, Geoff and pet turtle. When I am not teaching, I love traveling, reading, hiking, and exploring new restaurants and foods.  I also enjoy CrossFitting, weightlifting, and powerlifting.  I love all things science-fiction and fantasy related. 

As an educator, I am passionate about creating and fostering a culturally relevant, inclusive and responsive community where we are able to learn, appreciate, and value our individual differences and similarities through a socially just, anti-bias and anti-racist framework. 

I am excited for us to be together this year and am looking forward to learning and growing with everyone in our community.