Seventh and eigth grade

Kathy Quintela

Seventh & Eighth Grade English Language Arts / Social Studies Teacher

Kathy is an east coast transplant from New York City and is happy to call California home. She is an alumna of Fordham University and Bank Street Graduate School of Education. She has eleven years of teaching experience and is passionate about cultivating a community of compassionate, self-directed lifelong learners who can confidently face life’s challenges.

She strives to create a warm and engaging learning environment that awakens students’ sense of curiosity and wonder; she sets high expectations for all learners and emphasizes the importance of adopting a positive growth mindset, both, inside and outside of the classroom.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing Zumba, traveling and spending quality time with her loved ones.