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Kindergarten Teachers

Wendy MedinaWendy Medina was born in Santa Rosa and attended schools in the Santa Rosa City Schools District. She received her      Bachelor’s Degree in American Multicultural Studies and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University. She was an AmeriCorps member for 2 years and worked for the CalServes Tutoring Program at Bellevue Elementary.  She also worked for the MiniCorps Migrant Education Program for 2 years where she worked with migrant families in providing educational support, home visits, and community resources. Wendy is passionate about her teaching and hopes to make learning fun for her students. She loves to draw and tries to include as much Art in her classroom as possible. Art is the best way to let the students imaginations grow.

Email: wmedina@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23244

Vanessa LariosVanessa Larios (Kinder Academy) grew up in Fairfax, CA. She received a double bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Behavior, and Educational Sciences from UC Irvine. She then worked in a primary Montessori classroom for 2 years. Then she received her Multiple Subject teaching credential from Dominican University of CA. While receiving her teaching credential, she student taught in 2nd and 5th grades. Larios lives in Petaluma with her family and loves the outdoors, honey bees, the ocean, and going on road trips. 

Email: vlarios@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23243

Araceli SandovalAraceli Sandoval was born in Jalisco, Mexico, but moved to this country in the year 2000's when she was 14 years old.     Since then she has been living in Healdsburg.  She has two children – they keep her busy all day long.  In her free time she tries to spend it with her kids, playing with them or taking them out on family field trips.  She likes to play soccer, although she has not done it in a long time.  She enjoys working with kids at this age because of their huge imagination and the will to learn. One of her goals is to make her students succeed by instilling the love of learning in them. She graduated from Sonoma State University majoring in Liberal Studies.  She attended the teacher credential program at SSU and student taught in 4th and 2nd grade.  Before going into the credential program she worked for JX Wilson Elementary School in Santa Rosa for almost five years in grades K, 2, and 3.  Then she worked for a Migrant Education program, MiniCorps, where she tutored students in the grades 3, 4, and 5 in Healdsburg. Thus, she has experience working with many grade levels, she is proud to say that teaching kindergarten his her favorite.

Email: asandovalruvalcaba@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23246


 Leah TevaseuLeah Tevaseu (Lead Teacher) was born and raised in Mendocino County. She studied Sociology and Spanish at the University of California, Davis and pursued her teaching credential there too. Leah began teaching at age 22 in Ukiah, CA and later in Windsor, CA. She has spent her entire teaching career in a dual immersion classroom. After her seventh year in the classroom came to a close, Leah decided to try something new and came to CCLA to be a TOSA (to support teachers in the classroom)​, then a third grade teacher and currently one of our three kindergarten teachers.

Email: ltevaseu@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23245

Clementina Valenti (Long Term Substitute)

Email: cvalenti@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23246