Teaching is in my blood as both of my parents are educators. I grew up in my mother’s preschool, Alphabet Soup (located in the Cupertino area for over 30 years), helping out in the afternoons first as a volunteer, then as an aide. After earning a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado, I took Early Childhood Education classes, allowing me to teach my own group of 4 year-olds as well as take on the Assistant Director position. At night, I attended San Jose State University to earn my full teaching credential and was quickly hired by the Cupertino Union School District. I spent 5 years teaching grades K-2 then left to raise my two babies while running my family’s preschool after my mother retired. After 8 years as a director and pre-K teacher, I returned to CUSD for a year of TK, then jumped at the opportunity to teach second grade Loma. After 5 years of teaching 2nd grade, I am on to a new adventure as I will now be teaching third grade! I am look forward to getting to know your children and families.
Mrs. Dorn’s Favorites
Humans: husband (Kevin) and two kids (Jackson and Alexis)
Pets: 1 puppy (Gryffin), 2 cats (Bandit and Dove), 1 class Bearded Dragon (Irwin)
Food/Drink: chocolate and mochas
Place: Santa Cruz Mountains, the beach, and Tahoe
Do on a rainy day: read to my children
Do for fun: travel, get a massage, read a good book, go for a hike, and spend time with friends and family