About Mrs. Tui

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About Me

 Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Tuimavave and   I am a third grade teacher here at Carrillo   Elementary School. I am thrilled to   work at Carrillo   and I am so grateful to have, what I believe as,   the   best job in the world. This will be my 5th year
 teaching third  grade. I am excited to work with you   and get to know each and every one of you better.   Scroll down to learn a little bit more about me. 

My Education

I graduated from Vista High School where I played volleyball. After graduation, I went to Palomar and received my AA in Liberal Studies with and emphasis in Science and Social Studies. I then attended Cal State San Marcos. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. I continued my education at CSUSM where I received credentials in general elementary education and Mild/Moderate special education. During the credential program, I had the opportunity to student teach with Ms. Fisher and Mrs. Estrada. After the credential program, I was hired as Mrs. Williams long term sub in kindergarten. Soon after my subbing term I was hired at Carrillo. 

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that every child is gifted and has unique qualities that should be cherished and enlightened. I believe in maintaining a low stress, yet academically rigorous learning environment.  Each student has his or her own personal learning style, and I will try my best to foster the needs to their fullest potential. I will continue to instill a love for learning new things, perseverance through challenging obstacles, and motivation to reach his or her goals. I believe that a large part of my role as your child’s teacher is to instill life-long skills, such as independence, responsibility, acceptance, and honesty, so that they will be successful throughout their academic and professional lives. My goal is to create learning environment that is comfortable and safe. I will provide your child with the tools to independently discover the world around them.

I believe in keeping open lines of communication with parents and caregivers, so please feel free to email if you our your child face any challenges, successes, or questions.  I encourage parent involvement in the classroom and on campus. Parent/caregiver involvement is what makes Carrillo such a wonderful place. Interests I love to move! When I'm not in the classroom, you can probably find me running or working out at Jazzercise. Volleyball is my sport. I played all throughout my youth and when in college, I coached for local clubs and at Vista High School. Although no sport will come close to my love for volleyball, I have found a new appreciation for football from my husband. I am a Steelers fan by marriage ;)