The O'Farrell Charter School

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Dear parents/guardians, 
My name is Mrs. Jonalee Castillo and I am a 2nd grade teacher at the O'Farrell Charter School! Born in the Philippines and raised in sunny San Diego, I have always enjoyed working and being around kids. After receiving my Bachelor's degree with a double major at San Diego State University, I worked at O'Farrell as a special ed paraprofessional for almost two years. I went back to school for my teaching credential, taught 4th grade in La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, and eventually found my place back where I first began - here at O'Farrell. This will be my second year teaching at O'Farrell. 
Over the summer, I got married to my high school sweetheart of 12 years (whoo!). On my spare time, I enjoy playing sports such as tennis, flag football and rock climbing, going to the gym, spending time with my family/friends, traveling, and eating all kinds of delicious food from different places.
My plan for 2nd grade is to help my students achieve their personal and academic goals so that they may grow to become successful and responsible citizens in the 21st century. Together, we will persevere and overcome obstacles! 
Here is to a great year! 
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Thank you for your support.
Mrs. Castillo
619-263-3009 ex. 4507