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Mother's Day 2019

Hi Students and Families!  Thank you for stopping by to get to know me a little bit.  I can't wait to meet you!

Here's a little information about me:

My name is Nicole Wardinsky and I love being a part of the Carrillo Family.  
I taught 2nd grade for seven years at La Costa Meadows, from 1993 to 2000.  I took time away from teaching to stay at home to raise my young daughters.  During those ten years, I taught two classes at CSUSM and was a substitute teacher.  I came back to SMUSD in 2010 and worked at Richland as a reading intervention teacher.  I've taught 2nd grade for twelve years at Carrillo and I am extremely grateful to be a part of such an amazing community of staff, students, and families.

   I am married to Terry, I am mom to Emma and Annie, and grandma to Blake.   Emma teaches 3rd grade in Beaumont, California.  Annie has a background in personal training and nutrition, and is currently spending her time caring for Blake.  

 I am the oldest of six children and we are fortunate to all live in north county San Diego along with our dad.
  Getting together for family dinners while playing a competitive game of flag football, wiffle ball, or corn hole is what I love to do in my free time. Spending time at the beach, reading, yoga, hiking, and running are some other things I enjoy.  This summer we traveled to Lassen National Park and enjoyed camping and hiking.

   I love teaching and feel blessed have the opportunity to work with a truly extraordinary staff.   I think the best part of my job is connecting with the students and their families.   Three focus areas in our classroom will be building community, taking risks, and understanding that making mistakes is a part of learning.  I am eager to meet each student and their family and begin our school year together.
Educational Background:

San Diego State University, Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication

Cal State University San Marcos, Teacher Credential Program

Cal State University San Marcos, Masters Degree in Education

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