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Mrs. Kari Reynolds
Welcome to Kindergarten! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. My name is Kari Reynolds and I am proud to say this is my 35 year teaching, in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. I have been here at Paloma since it opened in 1995 and many of those years have been teaching kindergarten. What I love most about kindergarteners is their curiosity and excitement about learning and the educational growth that takes place.
A little about me.... I attended UCLA and Cal State Fullerton where I got my Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication. I then continued my education and received my teaching credential from University of Irvine. Many years later, I got my Masters of Science Degree with an emphasis in Reading through Walden University. I live in the area and have been married to my husband Michael, for 35 years. We have raised 4 beautiful children. Our oldest daughter Karisa, is working with children as an occupational COTA. She is now married to Bryce, a Corona firefighter and they just had our first granddaughter, Logan Nicole. Our son, Garrett, has a degree in biology and chemesty. He is pursuing his interest in marine biology at Sea World. Our middle daughter, Michaela, is a second grade teacher in North Carolina. Our youngest daughter, Kilee, is a senior at the University of Arizona and is hoping to become a vet one day. Our last family member is our dog Boomer, plus many grand dogs, cat and a horse.
When I am not teaching I love going to the beach, reading, cooking, hiking, gardening, going to the spa and spending time with my new granddaughter. It is a joy to be a grandparent, finally. I also enjoy spending time at our pool, traveling and spending time with my family and friends all across the country.
I am looking forward to an amazing year working with you and your child. I believe part of my job as a kindergarten teacher is to help my kiddos become life long learners and develop a love for school. Paloma is a great school and I love teaching the littles. Thank you for sharing your child with me this year and being a part of this journey.