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Grade 2 BIO

Deborah Hallworth


I am excited to be teaching second grade again at Coyote Creek, and look forward to the school year ahead. I love working with such a great group of teachers, staff, and families.

I received my Bachelor's Degree in American Studies from The University of Birmingham, England, where I was born and raised. After moving to California I earned my Teaching Credential from California State University, Hayward.

I live in San Ramon with my husband and two children. We love the San Ramon Valley, and on most weekends you will find us riding around the city on our bikes or playing at one of the neighborhood parks.

 

Melanie Osicki


I am so happy to be teaching at Coyote Creek Elementary.  I feel honored to be part of such a wonderful learning community.  I received my Bachelors in Sociology, Teaching Credential, and Masters in Education from UC Santa Barbara.  I grew up in the Bay Area and now live in Walnut Creek with my husband, our two sons, and our dog. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, yoga, and many outdoor activities.  My favorite thing about teaching is seeing children learn and grow throughout the year.  I look forward to working with you!

Danielle Martin


Welcome to Room 4! I am extremely excited to be part of the Coyote Creek Pack once again! I am honored to be working with an outstanding second grade team! Here at Coyote Creek I am surrounded by a group of amazing educators and staff… there is no place like it.

My journey to become an educator started at Chico State where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. After trying out some other careers I found myself back at Chapman University. At Chapman University I earned my Teaching Credential and Masters in Education. During my time at Chapman I was a substitute teacher for the SRVUSD. I was fortunate to be brought on at Coyote Creek after graduation and proud to still be here today! I have met many wonderful educators that have inspired me along the way. I truly enjoy the experience of teaching & learning and look forward to the school year ahead!

I grew up in the Bay Area and happy to still call it home.

Jodie Dowling


My name is Jodie Dowling and I am fortunate to be a part of the dynamic Coyote Creek community.  I am a native of the Los Angeles area.  At a young age, I knew I had a passion for learning and education and decided to pursue a career in teaching.  I received my BA and teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University.  I began my teaching career working for the San Leandro Unified School District.  I joined the Coyote Team in 2010.  I have a long history of job sharing and I love being able to team teach and collaborate with others. 

My husband and I are longtime Danville residents and we raised our two children in the community. When I am not teaching, you can find me on the tennis or bocce courts.  Some of my other hobbies include running, skiing, reading, and watching all PAC 12 sports. I heavily favor the Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans, where my two children attend college. I look forward to teaching another year here at Coyote Creek!

 

Pami Santiago


Hello, my name is Pami Santiago and I’m delighted to be a teacher at Coyote Creek Elementary, and feel honored to be a part of the dynamic Coyote Pack!

I was born and raised in the Bay Area.  My parents were both elementary school teachers and thoroughly enjoyed working with children.  This may have been an influence on me, because as far back as I can remember, teaching has always been a passion of mine. I attended Chico State where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. After graduating, I spent another year at Chico working on my Teaching Credential, then received my Master’s Degree from Saint Mary’s College.  Upon earning my credential, I began teaching for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and have been here ever since. 

Outside of school, I enjoy boating, waterskiing, exercising and spending time with my family and friends!

I love everything about teaching and feel so fortunate to be a part of this dedicated staff!

Elise Tran


Someone once told me that “educating little humans is a mind boggling process and one that will also enrich your life!”  It is the latter that I find to be more true and the reason why I love to teach. I strive to create a classroom environment where students are encouraged to be inquisitive and creative, to appreciate each other’s differences, and to instill a love of learning. I am honored to be a part of the Coyote Creek community and to be a part of our students’ educational journeys.  

I grew up in Southern California and obtained my B.A. in History at UCLA, and received my teaching credential and Masters in Education from UC Berkeley.  I began my teaching career at Lorin Eden Elementary in Hayward and taught 4th and 5th Grade there for seven years.  I joined the San Ramon Valley Unified School District in 2007 and have been at Coyote Creek ever since.  

Away from the classroom, I enjoy spending time with myhusband and son, cooking, eating, and traveling.  

Stephanie Overstreet


I'm so happy to be a member of the Coyote Creek family!  I’ve been teaching at Coyote Creek since 2015. I'm passionate about developing a love of reading and learning in children.  I'm grateful to be a part of this important time in your children’s lives here at Coyote Creek.

I've lived in Danville for many years with my husband, Rick, and my three children, Chris, Niki, and Kelly. I love to spend time with my family, especially going out to dinner.  I also enjoy reading, hiking, going to the movies, and hanging out with my cats! I’m looking forward to a great year!

Adrienne Cruz


It is always exciting to return and work with the amazing "pack” at Coyote Creek. I’ve been teaching since 2001 and teaching 4th grade at Coyote Creek since 2007.  I have served as reading intervention teacher for a year and have taught fourth grade since 2002 in San Diego and San Ramon.  I received my B.A. in Liberal Studies at University of California, Riverside, and my teaching credential at Cal State University, San Marcos.  I continued my education and earned my M.A. in Education.

My passion is teaching and motivating children to become independent and lifelong learners.  I enjoy working in a caring and respectful classroom where students are encouraged to think, share, and have fun! I look forward to a wonderful year filled with curiosity and learning.

Aside from teaching, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy shopping, reading, cooking, and traveling.