Elaine Pettler

elaine-160x160Elaine was born in Southern California and raised in Walnut Creek. She attended Las Lomas High School and went on to study statistics at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. It wasn’t long before she realized she preferred the sciences and ended up graduating with a B.S. in ecology and systematic biology and a minor in environmental studies. Elaine discovered through an elective course that she had a passion for teaching. Upon graduation from Cal Poly, she entered a credential program back in the Bay Area and completed her single subject credential two years later.

Elaine taught life science, earth science, health and biology for five years in Concord and Sacramento. Elaine’s favorite aspect of teaching is the positive relationships she forms with her students. Aside from teaching Elaine loves to be outdoors, entertain friends, cook or read a good book. She is also relatively new to motherhood and feels parenting has provided her with infinite opportunities to learn.

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