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Mrs. Lisa Castaneda

There are so many things I love to do as well as teaching!  I love spending time with my family.  My husband Rich, daughter Danielle, and my son Ben love to participate in outdoor activities.  We enjoy camping, hiking, biking and attending baseball games (A's and Giants).  Our chocolate laborador, Toblerone (Toby), is FULL of energy and keeps us walking.  He likes playing with our cat Simba.  We all share a love of music as well.  Beyond itunes, we all play some kind of an instrument.  I play piano whenever I get a free moment.  I love to read and am in a book club.  I have fun getting together with my friends.

I've always had a love of teaching.  In my younger years I taught swimming and piano.  My teaching career began in 1985 in the central valley.  Over the years I have taught kindergarten, second grade and first.  I've also had the opportunity to teach Jr. College in Japan for 2 years.  I was able to take some time off when my children were young.  I started teaching at Yulupa in 2007.  The staff is amazing and I'm proud to say my own children have thrived with the teachers they have had at Yulupa and Strawberry as I hope yours will as well.