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Hi! I'm Ms. Kowalski, and I love being a teacher! I grew up in Chula Vista and attended college in Fullerton, CA. In between my years at Hope International University, I spent summers working at camps in all four corners of the US, and I even got to spend a semester studying abroad in Fiji. The early years of my teaching career took place in Malawi, Africa where I taught 6th grade. Those students are now attending colleges and universities around the world! Upon moving back to California, I taught at the local outdoor school as well as some traditional indoor schools. I'm thrilled to be a part of the O'Farrell Elementary School's fifth year, as well as O'Farrell's Extended Day program.

When I'm not working on behalf of my students, I enjoy spending time with my three nephews, being outdoors, reading, cooking, crafting, and trying new adventures. If I'm not volunteering to help build a home in Tijuana on a particular weekend, you'll likely find me riding my bike around town to explore a new park or sandwich shop.

As a third grade class, we will work very hard this year, and we'll have a great time along the way. Our class is a vibrant place where each person is valued, supported, and pushed to do more than they ever thought possible. We will achieve great things this year!
Ms. Lisa Kowalski
3rd Grade Teacher
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