Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

5309 West 135th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 - (310) 725-5400

Juan Cabrillo Elementary School

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Teachers

"Where we grow and learn together"

Mrs. Kelly Shumacher

Room 1

Mrs. Schumacher teaches TEDDE Kindergarten. She has been teaching for 18 years. Mrs. Schumacher enjoys teaching because she loves helping students learn!

Mrs. Debra Davis

Room 7

Mrs. Davis teaches TEDDE Kindergarten.

Ms. Deidra Jeffery

Room 3

Ms. Jeffery teaches Kindergarten. She has been teaching for 20 years. Ms. Jeffery enjoys teaching because it’s her way of touching the future.

Mr. Michael Spiwak

Room 5

Mr. Spiwak teaches Kindergarten. He has been teaching for 27 years. Mr. Spiwak enjoys teaching at Cabrillo because of our wonderful students.

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Ms. Bonnie Olguin

Room 4

Mrs. Olguin teaches Kindergarten. She enjoys teaching at Cabrillo because the classroom is made up of wonderful personalities from differnt backgrounds. The families at Cabrillo really care about their children’s education and it shows in the way they support student’s learning at home.

Mrs. Deedee Zirbel

Room 6

Mrs. Zirbel loves teaching Kindergarten! She enjoys watching the students grow and become prepared Cabrillo citizens, ready for first grade. She believes in making connections with students, families and the community.

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Mrs. Maria Rodriguez

Room 8

Mrs. Rodriguez teaches Kindergarten. She has been teaching for 14 years. Mrs. Rodriguez enjoys teaching because it allows her to guide children with academic and social growth.

Mrs. Kari Martinez

Room 10

Mrs. Martinez teaches TEDDE Kindergarten. She has a passion for teaching and loves to see the growth in each child from the beginning of the year to the end.

Ms. Shannon Kuhn

Room 9

Ms. Kuhn teaches Kindergarten. She has been teaching 13 years. Ms. Kuhn enjoys teaching because she loves to see the excitement of learning in her students.

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Ms. Sarah Anaya

Room 11

Ms. Anaya teaches 1st grade. She enjoys teaching because she likes helping kids and desires to see every child reach their full potential.

Mrs. Lorrie Cariaga

Room 13 (M-W)

Mrs. Cariaga teaches 1st grade. Mrs. Cariaga enjoys teaching because she hopes she can make a difference in her students life -- both in and out of the classroom.

Mrs. Liza Hough-Skovron

Room 14

Mrs. Hough teaches 1st grade. Mrs. Hough enjoys teaching because she hopes to build a loving, nurturing, and positive foundation in a student's life academically, socially, and personally.

Mrs. Ilona Grothe

Room 13 (Th-F)

Mrs. Grothe teaches 1st grade and Reading Intervention. Mrs. Grothe enjoys teaching because she wants to prepare our students to be good citizens.

Ms. Emily Witkowski

Room 15

Ms. Witkowski teaches 1st grade.

Mrs. Lissette Ochoa

Room 16

Mrs. Ochoa teaches 1st grade. She enjoys teaching because she likes to work with kids and watch them grow academically.

Mrs. Melissa Craig

Room 19

Mrs. Craig teaches 2nd grade. She enjoys teaching at Cabrillo because she feels so lucky that teachers and students have such a beautiful school with supportive teachers, parents and students who make learning a priority.

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Mrs. Jeanne Smiley

Room 20 (T)

Mrs. Smiley teaches 2nd grade. She has been teaching for 42 years. Mrs. Smiley enjoys teaching because she loves to see students engaged and excited about learning.

Mrs. Lori Rawlins

Room 20 (M, W-F)

Mrs. Rawlins teaches 2nd grade. She has been teaching for 25 years. Mrs. Rawlins enjoys teaching because it is always exciting.

Mrs. Cara Nakama

Room 21

Mrs. Nakama teaches 2nd grade. She has been teaching for 14 years. Mrs. Nakama enjoys teaching because she enjoys helping students learn and be more successful.

Mr. Greg Foxman

Room 22

Mr. Foxman teaches 2nd grade. He has been teaching for 18 years. Mr. Foxman enjoys teaching because he loves helping children grow and learn.

Ms. Kathy Espana

Room 25

Ms. Espana teaches 2nd grade. She has been teaching for 17 years. Ms. Espana enjoys teaching because there’s never a dull moment.

Mrs. Ilyse Klein

Room 26

Mrs. Klein teaches 2nd grade. She has been teaching for 13 years. Mrs. Klein enjoys teaching because Cabrillo is a wonderful place for learning.

Mrs. Pat Duncan

Room 31

Ms. Pat teaches preschoolers with special needs. She enjoys working at Cabrillo because it allows her do to her favorite thing: learn and play with preschool students. She loves three and four year olds because everything you present to them is new and exciting even if it is a challenge. Preschoolers always have their own special way of viewing the world and making it a fun place to be.

Mr. Jeff Krabiel

Room 34

Mr. Jeff teaches preschoolers with special needs. He has been teaching for 10 years. Mr. Jeff enjoys teaching because working with special children is fulfilling and challenging.

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Transitional Kindergarten/ TEDDE

Kindergarten

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First Grade

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Second Grade

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Pre-School CDC

Mrs. Erin Henn

Room 23

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SDC

Mrs. Grace Houzvicka

Room 18

Mrs. Houzvicka teaches ELD. She has been teaching for 14. years. Mrs. Houzvicka enjoys teaching because she loves helping students learn and grow.

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ELD

Mrs. Crystal Clark

Room 32/33

Mrs. Clark has been working with preschoolers for 8 years and with preschool special ed for the past three years. She loves the difference you can make in a child's life and the success that you see from each child throughout the year.  Teaching is such a rewarding job and Mrs. Clark loves every part of it.  

Mr. Octavio Gutierrez

Room 18

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