My Name is Ms. Vasquez. This is my 21st year working for the district. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. This is my 3rd year teaching 1st grade. I graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in General Studies and Spanish. I also got a Master's Degree in School Administration. When I first started teaching, I went back to work at my old Elementary School where I got hired as a 3rd grade bilingual teacher. I worked there for ten years, then moved to be closer to home. I have worked out of the classroom but I always return to the classroom because I enjoy teaching children. I am married with two daughters. My oldest daughter is attending Sarah Lawerence College in New York. I enjoy reading for pleasure and I always try to teach my students the love of reading!