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Mrs. Kinder Johal

My name is Kinder Johal and I was born in India. My family moved to England when I was about 4 years old. I lived in England until my mid-twenties when I met my husband and we moved over to the USA. We love living in northern California and especially Sonoma County!  


I have a BA degree in Humanities (with a major in English and Social Studies) and a post-graduate teaching credential from Nottingham University in England. I continued to pursue my education in the USA and have my clear teaching credentials and also a MA in Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) from Sonoma State University. I also have a Montessori teaching credential.


  I am very passionate about teaching and enjoy working with my students and families.  I was inspired by some really great teachers that I had when I was at school.  A classroom should be a nurturing and structured environment where learning is fun, exciting and meaningful for all students. I believe in “hands-on” learning where children are actively engaged.   I also believe in firm but gentle discipline where everyone is respectful of each other and where everyone can learn. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with many grade levels in many types of school settings. I have been at Yulupa School for 14 years and 12 years have been with kindergarten. Yulupa School is a great place for our students, families and teachers where we can all work together to accomplish the important task of helping our students learn.

 More About Me

 I love spending time with my family and friends. We enjoy hiking, cooking and sports. We love soccer and are also fans of the 49ers and the Golden State Warriors! Yes, I have an English accent and I love the whole English tea thing!  I love to travel to different parts of the world and learn about different cultures.  After teaching, my second dream job would probably be working for the National Geographic.

 Looking forward to a great school year and getting to know my students and families! Welcome to K7!

 Kinder Johal