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Ms. Christina Barlet 4-5 Combo

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Getting to know Ms. Barlet

What colleges did you attend?

Cal State Fullerton for my BA in Liberal Studies and Teaching Credential, and Azusa Pacific University for my Master’s in Education and School Administration and my Administrative Credential.

What is your experience as a teacher?

I’ve taught in the Tustin Unified School District for 23 years. 16 years were at Benson where I have taught 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and 2 years were at Tustin High where I was the Activities Director. This is my 6th year at Guin Foss.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Math

Who is your favorite scholar?

Charles Dickens

What are some of your hobbies?

Baking, cooking, reading, collecting the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz, spending time with my best friends

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

I own a baking business with my niece and sister in law called "Three B's Scratch Desserts." I love making cupcakes!

If you would like to contact Ms. Barlet, you can email her at cbarlet@tustin.k12.ca.us.

Mrs. Erica Kelly


Getting to know Mrs. Kelly

What college did you attend?

I am a University of LaVerne Leopard! I played soccer there and completed my Bachelors degree, teaching credential, Reading Specialist credential, MA in Education, and MA in Reading.

What is your experience as a teacher?

This is my 15th year teaching. My first five years in education I taught 3rd grade. Then I moved to middle school, math and science 6th grade, for seven years. These last two years I was at Currie Middle School as a 7th grade language arts, social studies, and AVID teacher.

What are your favorite subjects in school?

Reading and Math

Who is your favorite scholar?

Maya Angelou and my husband.

What are some of your hobbies?

Playing and watching sports- especially baseball, working out, shoe shopping, and eating tacos.

What is an interesting fact about your that most people don't know?

I took a trip to Australia to play soccer when I was in college and I actually attempted to surf even though I am a terrible swimmer.

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

Ms. Yaneli Saldana

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Getting to know Ms. 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. I am currently working on a second masters at CSUF.

What is your experience as a teacher?

This is my 9th year in 5th grade with 4 years at a private school and 5 at Guin Foss.

What are your favorite subjects 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 23 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 Ms. Saldana, you can email her at ysaldana@tustin.k12.ca.us.