Hello my name is Ashley Boyle and I teach 1st Grade at Hawking 2. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I graduated from The University of Washington in 2009 with a degree in Psychology. After finishing my undergraduate degree I spent time living in Alaska, Hawaii, and back home in Washington. In 2014 I moved to San Diego to complete my Masters in Education and Curriculum Design from The University of San Diego. I love to ski, hike, and camp. As a teacher I believe strongly in the infinite potential of all my students. In my classroom we focus on hard work as the path to academic excellence. I feel fortunate to be at Hawking teaching the future scientists who will clean up our oceans and engineer clean energy solutions.
Hello, my name is Michelle Waldron and I teach 1st grade at Hawking II. I am a San Diego native—I absolutely love our beautiful, sunny city! After earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies at San Diego State University, a program designed for students studying to become elementary school teachers, I obtained my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This is my fourth year as an educator—before joining the Hawking 2 community I taught 6th grade and Kindergarten. My experience has shown me that children are naturally curious. As a teacher, it is my responsibility to foster this inquisitiveness through dynamic and creative lessons. I feel so fortunate to teach at a school in which students make the learning process their own by planning, developing and demonstrating their knowledge in various avenues.
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Hello, my name is Andrea Tran and I am excited to begin teaching 1st grade at Hawking 2! This will be my fifth year teaching after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Learning and Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. After living in different cities in Texas and California, I am finally living in my dream city and cannot wait to see what adventures this year will bring!
I am committed to providing the students at Hawking 2 with a positive and safe environment that invites children to explore all aspects of learning through S.T.E.A.M. My goal is to continuously support students academically and emotionally to provide a meaningful learning experience throughout the year. I look forward to a year full of memories with my wonderful first graders!