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Mrs. Laura HofmannMrs. Laura Hofmann

I love being a teacher. Everyday I get to spend my time with sweet, funny and amazing children. It is very important to me that my students love coming to school so I work very hard to create a fun, warm and enriching experience for them everyday. My classroom culture is also very important to me. My students learn to look out for each other and treat each other with kindness and care. We really become a family and I consider them "my kids." Through the year, we sing, we dance, we learn to read and write and so much more.

I have been teaching kindergarten at Santa Susana Elementary School since 2004. I feel connected to the kids, families and staff at this school and wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

I have a degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from California Lutheran University. I have two sweet cats at  home and love to travel with my husband when we can.

Mrs. Candace TealMrs. Candace Teal

I was born and raised in Ventura County. I moved to San Diego where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, as well as my teaching credential, from San Diego State University. I returned to Ventura County to begin my teaching career in 2002. All of my teaching career has been at Santa Susana Elementary, and most of those years have been spent teaching Kindergarten. Due to my many years at this school, I am highly invested in our students and their families. I truly feel that it takes a village to raise a child. School and home partnerships are key to the success of students. In addition to teaching, I am a mom to two wonderful children. We are very busy between sports, music, scouts and family outings. I enjoy reading, cooking, and planning parties. I also love learning more about my profession and I am always looking for new ideas to use with my students.

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