6th Grade Teachers
Welcome parents and students! My name is Melissa Davis.
I teach 6th Grade Mathematics, Science, and Design. I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from California State University Sacramento and obtained my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree in Education from National University. You’ll find me in Room 17 on campus.
When I am not teaching or lesson planning, I spend my free time with my “animal kingdom” at home which consists of two rescue puppies and a rescue kitty. I also enjoy distance running, spending time with my family, and traveling. I love sharing stories of my travels with my students, and am currently planning my 2016 trip to Germany down the Rhine river!! I look forward to another great year!!
I am so happy to be back for my third year at LBCS. Like last year, I will be the Student Services Coordinator, teach 6th grade Language and Literature (formally Language A), and be the Athletic Director. I am entering into my 11th year teaching, and I feel so lucky to be a part of the amazingly supportive and caring community at LBCS.
Being a part of a child's education is the best job in the world. I love my students, and being a part of their journey through life is a significant responsibility that I do not take lightly.
I grew up in Salinas, went to UC Davis for my undergrad degree in Psychology, and went to UC Santa Cruz for my teaching credential and masters degree. I previously taught 3rd grade in Gonzales (a small town south of Salinas) and 4th grade in the Dry Creek School District in Roseville. My husband (Jake) and I were married in 2007, and we have two kids that never cease to amaze us and make us laugh (except when they're driving us crazy of course) ;). Our daughter Aidyn is 4, and our son James is 16 months. Outside of school I enjoy taking road trips to Pacific Grove with the fam to visit my parents, running, and reading.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments. I am looking forward to a great year.
Hello, my name is Justin. I grew up in rural Nebraska on the farm and moved to California for college in 2001. I moved to Northern California in 2004 and quickly fell in love with the outdoors here.
I love working with kids and get very excited when I see children who enjoy learning. I try to create a safe environment where children have fun and are challenged to do their very best. I believe children learn best through trial and error and I encourage them to take risks when learning. I also believe in training children to have good morals and I’m always looking for teachable moments.
I married my college sweetheart, Amy, in May of 2007. We now have two incredible daughters- Jade (2010) and Lyla (2012). We enjoy camping, fishing and going to the park together!
I look forward to partnering with you in your children’s education. Education is the first step on the path to a successful life and I look forward to supporting them on this journey.
Justin VonSpreckelsen (Mr. V)
¡HOLA! Soy la Señora Mariana Mathews. I’m pleased to be joining the LBCS staff and family as our very own Spanish Teacher. After many years of being involved at school as a parent, I’m excited to finally contribute as an official teacher.
I’m originally from Córdoba, Argentina. I grew up living and traveling in Latin America and Spain and finally settling in Orange County, CA. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Spanish and then my Teaching Credentials and Master’s in Education at UCLA. I taught in Los Angeles and San Juan Capistrano as a dual immersion Spanish elementary school teacher. Then I took a teaching break for the past years to raise and educate my boys. I currently reside in Granite Bay with my husband, Robert and my two amazing boys, Sebastian and Lucien, who currently attend LBCS.
I will be collaborating with Sombrero Time and our other teachers in promoting Spanish and the Latin culture at LBCS. My goal is to integrate Spanish to our IB curriculum and get the students motivated and excited to know and use Spanish in their daily lives. In conjunction with Sombrero Time, I will have the pleasure to get to know and teach all of our students. My hope is for them to embrace cultural diversity, be exposed to Latin cultures and continue learning the Spanish Language.
Mi nombre es “Profesora Martinez”, I was born and raised in Colombia. I graduated as a Dentist in Bogota, Colombia in 1990. I moved to Sacramento in 1992. While my daughters were little I decided to stay at home raising them and also taught art classes for preschool and elementary school children. Currently I live in Folsom with my two daughters. I love children and teaching! I’m very passionate about my culture, my heritage, my Spanish language and would love to pass along this love for the Spanish culture to all my students. I’ve been with Sombrero Time for three years and I teach at Loomis Basin Charter School, run the Spanish Summer Camps at the Sombrero Time Center in Granite Bay. I’m really excited to be a part of this Spanish immersion program. My goal is to get my students excited about Spanish, train them to speak, write and ultimately think in Espanol! I look forward to making this year also fun and successful for all my students and will count on your support for a successful Sombrero Time! Hasta pronto!