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Mrs. Balona

Welcome to Kindergarten!

I love teaching Kindergarten, it's such an important time of learning and growth and is the foundation for a child's education. Kindergarten is one of a child's earliest school experiences and is filled with so many exciting memories.  Students often say Kindergarten was their favorite year!

I have been teaching at Paloma Elementary since it opened in 1995.  My own children attended Paloma and I also live in the Paloma neighborhood!  Paloma Elementary is a wonderful school and I know you will love it as much as my family and I have. I also taught at Vail Elementary School for six years, another great school.

I am originally from San Diego.  I attended Paloma Nazarene College and National University for my teaching credential and Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

I have four grown children and three grandchildren that I am very proud of.   We love to spend time together as a family and enjoy going to the beach, camping, and getting together on the weekends as much as possible. My husband Kevin and I have lived in Temecula since 1989. We feel fortunate to have lived and raised our family in such a beautiful city.


Carol Balona