7th Grade Teachers
My name is Greg Carson. I was raised in Folsom where I graduated from Folsom High. I then continued my education at Sacramento State and was an active member of the fraternity, Kappa Sigma. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and obtained my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I’m currently in my last year of working towards obtaining my Administration Credential and Masters through Sac State. I’ve previously taught high school math at Edison High and Vista Del Lago and in several elementary classes in San Juan. I also coached the freshman boys basketball team at Vista Del Lago.
When I am not teaching, I love to hang out with my wife, son, and friends. I've been married for four years to my wife Stephanie, who is a stay at home mom. We have one son together, Andrew, who will be turning one November 6th. We also have an eight-year old German Shephard/Fox Hound mix named Hunter. For fun, I like to play sports (basketball, softball, golf) whenever given the chance. I enjoy coaching at LBCS and coach all boys/girls 8th grade basketball and volleyball. I also like to travel and spend time with my family.
I’m excited to be a part of the wonderful team at LBCS. The faculty, students, and parents at LBCS are amazing. I like to create a safe and fun environment and allow students to feel free to express themselves in the classroom. I look forward to meeting you all and building a passion for math.
Hello. My name is Kim Dietz and I am very excited to part of the Loomis Basin Family. I live in Granite Bay with my husband, Steve, and our two children, Matthew and Taylor. [Taylor is currently a 6th grader at LBCS.] We all love the outdoors! You will likely find us on the Lake, on a trail or doing something fun outside in our yard. I also love to read!
I've taught for 8 years, and have a variety of teaching experiences. I am looking forward to sharing my love of science with all of the students at LBCS. My goals in the classroom are to challenge students to do their best, encourage them to be risk takers and inquirers, and to foster a FUN learning environment.
Hi, my name is Lorena Brink and I am so excited to join the LBCS team this year! Although this will be my first year at Loomis Basin Charter School, I have been teaching middle school English for ten years in Woodland. I really love teaching students this age because I think they are the perfect mix of being young enough to be “moldable” with an open mind and old enough to start forming their own opinions based in critical analysis of the world around them. I became a teacher because I wanted to empower middle school students with the belief that anything is possible if they are willing to put their minds to it and work until they accomplish it. I can truly say that I love teaching and enjoy working with young adults on a daily basis.
Since I enjoyed growing up in the small, foothill town of Sonora, my husband and I have always talked about raising our family in the foothills, and we fell in love with this area. My husband Scott, an English teacher at Roseville High, and I have a beautiful, energetic two-year old daughter named Leanella. We love to go on little adventures as a family, to the zoo, park, farmers’ market, pet store, or anywhere else that can keep my daughter entertained.
Besides spending time with family and friends, I love to stay active. I have always enjoyed playing sports and I still enjoy going to the gym and running. Another one of my passions is travelling and learning about other cultures. My husband and I have been lucky enough to travel all around the world and even had the opportunity to teach in South Korea for a summer. I have always loved reading, which led me to UC Davis to pursue a degree in English, as well as my teaching credential and Master’s Degree.
Again, I am thrilled to have an opportunity to work at LBCS, and I am so excited to start the next chapter of my educational journey. I am a strong believer in open communication, so please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to meeting you!
I entered college at Sonoma State driven to be a good soccer player, not a good student. While excelling on the field, I revised my priorities and developed a love of learning while pursuing a B.S. in Business Administration. With my sights set higher than a B.S., I completed my Single Subject Teaching Credential at CSUS Sacramento.
I have dedicated myself to the work that I love. I have taken every available opportunity to work in education. Teaching full-time at, The School of Engineering and Sciences, Health Professions High School, student teaching, substitute teaching, tutoring and coaching soccer have prepared me for Loomis Basin Charter. I am interested in cultivating how student autonomy can create a more fun, accurate and in-depth learning experience.
Like many teachers, I love spending time with family. My wife is my best friend and we enjoy watching our young children explore the world. Honesty, ethical behavior, with an emphasis on relationship building is what I find personally gratifying. Most importantly, I try to uphold the highest integrity within my work and daily life. I am dedicated to living every day with the utmost optimism.
I feel honored and privileged to facilitate learning at Loomis Basin Charter. I promise to give this learning community all that my experience and talents have to offer.
Favorite Quote: No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally becoming bewildered as to which may be the true. -Nathaniel Hawthorne
¡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!