Jamestown

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Ms. Gabriela Amezquita

Program Director, Teacher's Lounge

SFUSD Entry Year:  2013

Longfellow Entry Year:  2018

Years of Experience:  10+

Educational Philosophy:  “Make a point to continually search for a better way of doing things, even when things are going well, to ensure that a better alternative has not been overlooked and to keep your creative talents in practice.” – John Maxwell

Fun Fact:  I commute from Concord!

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Ms. Emily Madriz

Assistant Program Director, Teacher's Lounge

SFUSD Entry Year:  2016

Longfellow Entry Year:  2017

Related Eperience:  K, 3, 4, 5 Afterschool Lead Teacher, Swim Instructor, Nursing Student Tutor

Educational Philosophy:  "Play is the highest form of research." -Albert Einstein

Fun Fact:  I love coloring, piecing together puzzles, creating scavenger hunts, and playing group games!

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Ms. Sabina Padilla

1st Grade

SFUSD Entry Year:  2019

Longfellow Entry Year:  2020

Other Grades Taught:  Kindergarten

Educational Philosophy:  I work to provide children a collaborative space to explore their curiosities and learn their cultural histories.

Fun Fact:  I like to crochet and knit in my free time.

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Mr. Khaldun Rucker

4th Grade Coach, Yard

SFUSD Entry Year:  2016

Longfellow Entry Year:  2016

Other Grades Taught:  2nd

Educational Philosophy:  Be like a sponge.

Fun Fact:  I love sports.

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Ms. Alejandra Sanchez

Kindergarten

SFUSD Entry Year:  2019

Longfellow Entry Year:  2019

Other Grades Taught:  Jamestown Yapster

Educational Philosophy:  Everyone has their own unique way of learning.

Fun Fact:  I love animals!