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Ms. Vasu (SCD Preschool)

Room KA

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Ms. Param (TK)

Room 2

Hello! My name is Radhika Parameshwaran and I have been teaching since 2008. I have been a Pre-K teacher for 8 years and taught Fourth grade in India. After teaching different age groups of children for so many years, one thing always rings true for me. I love seeing the "spark" light up in my students eyes when they make new discoveries and connections while I teach. It is an honor and privilege for me to work with Sartorette students and families. I did most of my schooling from India. I graduated from Santa Clara University in 2022, where I earned my Masters of Arts in Education with Teaching Credentials. I believe, TK provides the wonderful, essential gift of time for children so they may continue to develop socially and emotionally, as well as academically, honing the skills and readiness needed for success in Kindergarten and beyond. In my spare time, I love reading, taking trips to the beach, and spending time with my family. The best way to get in touch with me is by email.

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Mrs. Jones (SDC TK & Kindergarten)

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.

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Mrs. Peckham (Kindergarten)

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.

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Mrs. Colón (Kindergarten-1st)

Room 1

Hello! I’m Katie Colón, and I began my teaching career in 2005. A Bay Area native, I grew up in San Martin and attended school in Morgan Hill. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2004, with both my degree in Liberal Studies and my teaching credential. I recently completed my master’s degree in Education, specializing in Reading and Mathematics, from Walden University. My family and I have called San Jose home for over 15 years. I love to learn new things about the world around me and I aim to cultivate that curiosity in my students, too! When I am not at school, I enjoy playing clarinet in the Morgan Hill Wind Symphony, volunteering at my church, and spending time with my husband and three children. We love to watch movies, visit with our extended family, and play games together. 

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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!

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Ms. Ghilarducci (SDC 1st-2nd Grades)

Room 14

Hello Superstars! My name is Ms. Ghilarducci (or Ms. G for short). I am very excited to be teaching special education at Sartorette! Some of my favorite things are: 1. Being a teacher; 2. my niece and nephew; 3. my cat Jasper; 4. ice cream; and 5. Summer! I can't wait to get to know all about you!

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Mrs. Lozzio

Room 18

Welcome to Sartorette! My name is Mrs. Lozzio (Ms. L.) and I have been an educator for over 20 years! I have worked with infants all the way up to high school students. I am a lifelong learner myself, receiving 4 Master's Degrees beyond graduating from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Before I became a teacher, I was a co-owner of a coffeeshop, SO I must really love coffee!! I have a daughter who is a pitcher in softball. When I'm not teaching in the classroom, I'm teaching on the softball diamond as her coach. I love being active and encouraging others to be active too. When my family is able to relax, my daughter and I compete for a spot on the couch with the two boys in the house-daddy and the cat. Go Sartorette Superstars! 

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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 (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.

 

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Ms. Warren (3rd-4th Grades)

Room 13

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Mrs. Craig (4th Grade)

Room 12

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Ms. Elsey (5th Grade)

Room XX

Hello! My name is Kayla Elsey. I was born and raised in San Jose, graduating from Leigh High School. I then attended Chico State where I earned degrees in both Liberal Studies and Child Development and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I taught in the Cambrian School District in 2018-2019 as a long-term sub and temporary teacher at Steindorf (6th) and Sartorette (5th). After that, I returned to Chico and spent 3 years teaching 8th grade in Corning, while earning my Masters in Education through San Diego State. Outside of school you will find me coaching team gymnastics, walking and hiking with my dogs, hanging out with friends and family, and going on road trips, especially if they end up in Disney! I am excited to return to the Cambrian School District and Sartorette! Go Superstars!

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Ms. Wickemeyer (5th 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!

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Mrs. Burkhart (Resource Specialist - RSP)

Room 8

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Dr. Gail Waxman (School Psychologist)

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.  

Phone: (408) 264-4380 x6112

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Ms. Albaghly (SDC Preschool Speech & Language Pathologist)

Room 16B

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Mrs. Rana (Speech and Language Pathologist)

Room 16A

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Ms. Buckelew (SDC Preschool Occupational Therapist)

Room 4

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Mrs. Kelly (Occupational Therapist)

Room 4

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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Ms. Tran (Occupational Therapist)

Room 4

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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. Mercado (PE Physical Education)

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Mr. Ho (Music)

My name is Derek Ho. I have been teaching music in the Cambrian School District since the 2019-2020 school year, and have worked with students at Sartorette Elementary School and Steindorf STEAM School. 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.