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Mrs. Anastasia Macy

Getting to know Mrs. Macy - 2007 Teacher of the Year

What college did you attend?

California State University, Fullerton

BA Liberal Studies

MA Administration

What is your experience as a teacher?

I've been teaching for 15 years in grades four and five at Guin Foss.

What are your favorite subjects in school?

Reading and Social Studies

I love reading, and I challenge myself every year to create lovers of literature in my class.

Social Studies is also one of my favorite classes, because I think it is very interesting and important to learn about our country's history.

Who is your favorite scholar?

Harriet Tubman; she was an escaped slave that brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. I am especially inspired by women in our history, like Harriet Tubman and Corrie ten Boom, who exemplified extreme bravery by risking their lives to free and save others.

What are some of your hobbies?

I like snow skiing, tatting, reading, watching movies, cooking, gardening, and hanging out with my family and friends.

What is an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

Academic Fact: I was the salutatorian of my graduating class the year I received my AA.

Personal Fact: Although I grew up in an all female household, I am surrounded by boys. I have three sons, nine nephews, two great nephews, and only one niece.

If you would like to contact Mrs. Macy, you can email her at amacy@tustin.k12.ca.us.

Miss Yaneli Saldana

Getting to know Miss Saldana

What college did you attend?

I am a proud Titan! I earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as my teaching credential at California State University, Fullerton.

What is your experience as a teacher?

This is my 8th year in 5th grade with 4 years at a private school and 4 at Guin Foss.

What is your favorite subject(s) in school?

Reading and Social Studies are my favorite subjects.

Who is your favorite scholar?

Thomas Jefferson

What are some of your hobbies?

I love to read, run and travel. I've visited more than 22 countries so far!

What are some interesting facts about you that most people don't know?

I'm afraid of heights, but that hasn’t stopped me from rappelling down castle walls in Wales and Italy, zip lining in Austria, and parasailing in the Bahamas.

If you would like to contact Miss Saldana, you can email her at ysaldana@tustin.k12.ca.us.