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Mrs. Hoch (Kindergarten)

Room KA

Hello! My name is Karen Hoch, and I have been teaching Kindergarten at Sartorette since 2017. I feel very blessed to be teaching at Sartorette; it is a very special place with amazing students, parents and staff. My first teaching job was in 1985 teaching a Kindergarten/ First grade class.  I grew up in Los Gatos and live 4 blocks from the house I grew up in. I went to local schools Union middle school and Leigh high school. I attended college at UCSB and SJSU where I received a degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and my Teaching Credential. I have 2 married children and 1 granddaughter with another on the way. When I am not at school I enjoy being outdoors whether I am hiking, walking, going to the beach or the mountains. Any chance I can spend with my children and their spouses and grandbabies is my happy place. I enjoy reading, Pilates and dance/exercise/ballet parties by myself in the privacy of my home.

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Mrs. Peckham (Kindergarten/1st Grade)

Room KB

Hello, my name is Patty Peckham, my alias is Mrs.Peckham. I began my teaching career in 1983. I have lived in Santa Clara county all my life. (San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell) I played collegiate tennis at San Jose State University before graduating in Human Performance and receiving two teaching degrees; K-12 grade health and physical Education and a Multi Subject K-8. I have taught and coached high school to kindergarten students. I am happily married and have two adult sons. I like to hike, bike, swim, read, and explore new places. My happy place when I’m not with students; is being with my family preferably in the mountains; at the beach and occasionally at Disneyland.  I have been blessed to teach in Cambrian since 2002 and Sartorette since 2004. I love teaching kindergarten and k/1 students. My greatest delight is to see kids turn on to learning and also to show empathy for others. Our class mottos are: “Just keep trying, with practice you will get it!” and “Always be kind.” Click the link to access my classroom website.

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6207

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Mrs. Freimarck (1st Grade)

Room 7

My name is Christina Freimarck. I have been teaching for over 20 years! I have taught various grade levels in general education and special education. I enjoy introducing my students to new skills, experiences, and building our "classroom family" each school year.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, relaxing at the beach, shopping, eating at restaurants, going to Peet's Coffee shop A LOT , and seeing musicals. Please check out my website, Mrs. Freimarck's Firsties , for more information about what we're doing in first grade!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6205

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Mrs. Hart (2nd Grade)

Room 5

I'm Mrs. Hart and have had the pleasure of teaching second grade in the Cambrian District for 30 years at both Farnham and Sartorette. Having interacted with so many wonderful families, my visits to the local Target are often a trip down memory lane. I was born, educated, and married in sunny South Florida, and began my teaching career in Mr. Hart's old elementary school. Before arriving in California, I worked at Michigan State University and enjoyed teaching elementary school in both Texas and Maryland. I love to be outdoors and when given the chance, will escape to a warm clear water beach or follow Mr. Hart up a steep mountain trail in the American or Canadian West. My journey has taught me, to paraphrase Maya Angelou, that we are all far more alike than different.

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6215

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Mr. Porter (2nd/3rd Grade)

Room 15

Hello! I am Erick Porter, a 3rd grade teacher, and often a combination grade teacher.  I am a Bay Area native, San Francisco - then San Jose. Schools include Oak Grove High - Go Eagles!  West Valley College - Go Vikings! And San Jose State University - Environmental Science BA / Graduate Work - Cal Teaching Credential.    Go Spartans! I like enjoying Bay Area weather with my family by bike, car, kayak, and from our back yard most of the time. But we also love traveling to mountains, beaches, towns, and villages all over California and the West.

 

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6213

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Ms. Denniston (3rd Grade)

Room 13

Hi, my name is Kathryn Denniston.  I was born and raised in Santa Clara County, and I can remember orchards being all over the place.  I went to Lynbrook High School, and then it was off to UCLA where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree.  After four years in southern CA I knew I really wanted to be back in the Bay Area, and so I earned my teaching credential and masters at what used to be called Cal State Hayward. (Now it is called Cal State East Bay, or CSUEB.)  In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading and spending time with others.  My students know I really love raisins, and I also think cats are the best!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6219

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Miss Wickemeyer (3rd/4th Grade)

Room 19

My name is Miss Wickemeyer, and this is my fourth year teaching in Cambrian! I taught 5th grade for two years here at Sartorette, and last year I taught 4th grade in the Virtual School Program. I've lived in the Bay Area my entire life. I went to schools in the Union School District and attended Leigh High School. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in education from San Jose State University, and got my Masters in Teaching and credential from Santa Clara University. In my spare time, I like to read, walk or hike, spend time with my friends and family, and root for the A's, Sharks, Warriors, and Niners! I also love to travel during breaks, and I'm looking forward to doing so safely again soon. I'm excited for a great year with 3rd and 4th graders!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6204

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Ms. Sue Roskowski (4th Grade)

Room 4

My name is SueLynn Roskowski or Ms. Sue, I have 30 years of experience working with children as a parent, a classroom volunteer, and a tutor. When I realized I wanted to turn my passion into a career, I applied to San Jose State University to begin my educational journey. I completed my Bachelor's degree at SJSU and continued on to obtain my teaching Credential. I earned my credential in 2020 graduating with my youngest daughter as she graduated from high school. I have 3 daughters I birthed, and 3 I fostered and claimed as my own. One is a college graduate, one is married with children and four are in college. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring new restaurants, traveling to new places, and spending quality time with my family, preferably at the beach.

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6223

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Mrs. Olson (4th Grade)

Room 23

My name is Amanda Olson, formally known as Ms. Nelson. I got married in June 2021, so I am still adjusting to the name change! I grew up in Buellton, a small town near Santa Barbara. I went to SBCC and Sonoma State, where I received my BA and teaching credential. I moved to San Jose in 2015 where I have taught 6th, 5th, and 4th grade. I have two cats, Izzy and Meeko, who I love so dearly! During my spare time, I love watching baseball and soccer (go Giants! Go Quakes!) visiting my family in Santa Barbara, kayaking, cooking, camping, riding roller coasters, and watching classic Disney movies. Here's to a great year of learning, adventuring, growing, and having fun in 4th AND 5th grade! Take a look at my class website to see the latest updates from Room 23!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6220

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Mrs. Kramer (5th Grade)

Room 20

Hello! I’m Marla Kramer, and I have joyfully been helping kids learn and grow for 30 years.  I have been teaching fourth and fifth grade at Sartorette since 2006. I grew up on a farm in North Dakota. Brrr! I got my BS in Elementary Education from North Dakota State University, and I later earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University. I love seeing the wonder in my students and helping my “Kramer Kids” to shine. I am a huge Disney fan, and Disneyland is one of my happy places.  I enjoy spending time with my two college age daughters. We love to travel, cheer on the Sharks, scuba dive, watch musical theatre, eat chocolate, and snuggle with our adorable kitty, Nubby. One of my favorite quotes is by Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it!” Keep on dreaming!

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Miss Alyssa (5th Grade)

Room 21

Hi! My name is Alyssa Winford. Please call me Ms. Alyssa! :) 
I am the new 5th-grade teacher for this year. I am so excited to be a Sartorette Superstar, again! 
I actually went to Sartorette when I was in elementary school and continued on through Cambrian, graduating from Branham High School. I love Cambrian, and part of the reason I am back is because of the amazing teachers I had here and in the district. I went to Azusa Pacific University for my undergrad, later receiving my Master's of Education and California Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University. Besides schooling, I love traveling, rollerblading, and being outdoors! My favorite weekend activity is walking to the farmer's market and buying flowers to brighten up my room and home!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6203

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Mrs. Calomeni (SDC TK/K/1st/2nd Grade)

Room 3

My name is Carol Calomeni, but students know me as Mrs. Calomeni! I am a native Californian. Teaching is my second career, and  it is my life passion! I have taught in Special Education for over 15 years.  The love for my students, my skills and knowledge of teaching students with learning disabilities and helping students to grow and learn everyday makes me so happy. My husband and I have two adult children and 3 grandchildren. We love to travel/camp in our motorhome, grow veggies in our home vegetable garden, cook and of course spend time with our family. My motto for students and life is:  “always do your personal best!” Here to a great school year!

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6218

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Mr. Nguyen (SDC)

Room 18

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Mrs. Jones (SDC 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade)

Room 17

I’m Anja Jones, and I’m thrilled to be joining the Sartorette family. I was born and raised in Germany and have lived in the US since the 90s. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a BS in psychology and recently received my teaching credentials in special and general education from National University. Currently, I’m completing a Master’s Program in Special Education at NU. I’m passionate about teaching all students and am super excited to endeavor in this educational journey with all of you. When I’m not teaching, I love to garden, camp, hike, kayak, do yoga, meditate, hang out with my family, and travel.

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x 6208

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Mrs. Burkhart (RSP)

Room 8

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Mrs. Waxman

I have been a School Psychologist since before text messaging was invented. I spent all of my life in Illinois prior to coming to California in 2010. I have lived in San Jose since 2015. I am married with 2 sons and one granddaughter, who is 10 years old.  

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Mrs. Kelly (Occupational Therapist)

I am a Bay Area native, born and raised in Los Gatos, CA. I began my higher education at UC Davis with a B.S. in Psycho-biology and a B.A. in Dance. I went on to earn her masters in Theater Arts in 2005 before going on to graduate with a masters in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in 2012.  As a pediatric OT in Cambrian, I am thrilled to find a career that so beautifully blends her interests in science, art, movement, improvisation, play, and education. She uses these different elements to connect with kids and make OT fun. I'm an avid runner and yogi and love to go hiking with her nieces and family.

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Mrs. Sanjna Rana (Speech and Language Pathologist)

Room 16A

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Mr. Galvez

Adam is a Cambrian native. He attended Farnham Elementary, Ida Price Middle School where he played basketball, and played baseball at Cambrian Park Little League. He later attended Leigh High School where he played baseball, basketball, and soccer. Finally he attended West Valley College, graduating with an AA in Liberal Arts and Communications, and finished his undergraduate with Honors at San Jose State University earning a B.S. in Kinesiology and Single Subject Teaching Credential. He has a passion for education, healthy living, and physical activity. When Adam is not teaching PE or coaching, he is spending time with his wife Chenal, two boys Noah and Cadan, and new baby girl Laylah

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Mr. Ho (Music)

My name is Derek Ho. This will be my second year with Cambrian. I will be teaching music at Steindorf STEAM School and Sartorette Elementary. I am primarily a guitarist and a producer. I have a profound interest in music technology and my goal is to share that with my students. I received my BA in Music at Chico State University and my M.A. at San Jose State. I am credentialed in both music and multiple subjects, K-5. During my free time, I enjoy hitting the outdoors, staying active, and watching live sports.