About Mrs. Van Zante
Hello! I am very pleased to be entering my seventh year as a teacher in this wonderful district! The transition over to being a teacher at CT English is one that I am extremely excited about. This is an incredible school which is made possible by staff, students, and parents. I am honored to be a part of it. I look forward to getting to know your kiddos as we explore 6th grade together!I have been teaching for 17 years. Starting my 18th in Middle School will definitely be memorable! I've taught all grades 1st - 6th and I love the depth of knowledge and understanding that happens in sixth grade. I am passionate about teaching math and exploring all the ways to make it fun. Science and all of the experiments that come with it leads to wonderful opportunites to think in brand new ways.I am originally from San Luis Obispo but have been living in the Bay Area for about 15 years now. My family and I moved up to the mountain in the beginning of 2017 (just in time for the CRAZY winter!!). This mountain community is like no other. My family and I are all very happy to be part of it! I have been married for 15 years and have two awesome kidlets. They love being part of "the mountain school." I have found so many thoughtful and helpful people up here who care in truly incredibly ways. We are so lucky!!If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Although a big part of the middle school transition is independence, I also understand that we are all in this together. I have an open door. I'll encourage your child to email me with questions or concerns to help them use their voices. I can be reached by email at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please be sure to check our website regularly to keep current with what we're up to and where we're headed!
6th grade Math, Science, and Exploratory