Welcome to first grade! My name is Kristin Gabriel and this is my first year teaching at The Parish School. I recently graduated from the University of Portland with my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and my Oregon teaching license. I am very grateful to start my teaching career at this wonderful school community and to be back home in sunny Orange County. I grew up in Huntington Beach and attended St. Bonaventure School and then continued on to Mater Dei High School. I truly appreciate and value my Catholic education.
I look forward to getting to know each of my learners and to grow as an educator at The Parish School. I am excited to see the growth that the learners will develop in their writing, their understanding of communities and United States symbols in Social Studies, and their deepening of our Catholic faith throughout our year together.
Please know that I am “Always Learning” just like our learners. I will do my best to respond to emails and notes in a timely manner. Please come to me if you have any questions or concerns. I would be very happy to meet with you before or after school or speak with you on the phone. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be at The Parish School and look forward to building valuable connections with all my learners.