Ms. Chumo is expecting a baby in August 2016. So she and our new teacher, Ms. Jennifer Schwab, are sharing the year. Ms. Schwab hails from South Carolina and spent the last two years living in New Orleans. She and her husband moved here in August and are looking forward to getting to know the Bay Area and California. She comes with 6 years of teaching experience and brings great enthusiasm and creativity to her classroom.
From Ms. Chumo: I love being a part of the kindergarten team at Crocker Highlands! The best thing about being a teacher is getting to know students and their families. I love introducing kindergarteners to school, and being with them as they discover that a more formal learning environment can also be fun.
I am a Davis, California native and studied international relations and computer science at Mills College and international education at American University. Prior to Crocker Highlands I did my student teaching in the Sacramento area. An interesting fact about me is that I lived and worked in Kenya and Tanzania for five years, most recently as a communications specialist for an environmental advocacy organization.