Alejandra Arellano
Kindergarten

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My name is Alejandra Arellano. I’ve been teaching for 17 years.

I taught at Edward Kemble in the Dual-Language Program during my first 3 years. After that I taught Kindergarten in the Mainstream English Program for 6 years.

In 2012, I transitioned to Pony Express and taught 2 years of K/1 and one year of 2nd Grade.

Since 2015, I have been teaching Kindergarten again. I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year.

Bobbi Jo Bowland
1st Grade

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Hello!  My Name is Bobbi Jo Bowland.  I have been teaching for 17 years, 13 as a 1st grade teacher.  

As a child, I was never a good reader and I vowed that not one more child should have to struggle with and feel inferior about reading.  I believe reading is a foundational skill needed for every human, as such my passion is giving children a lifelong love for reading and learning. 

I have a master’s degree is Applied Leadership (administration.) 

Misty Collings
PreK-K Autistic Pre-school

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Education

  • University of California, Davis; Bachelor of Arts Art History with an in Architectural history and a minor in Education
  • California State University, San Francisco, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • National University, Special Education Teaching Credential Mild/Moderate and Special Education Credential Moderate/Severe
  • Additional credentials and authorizations: Autism Authorization, Orthopedic Impairment Authorization, and Early Childhood Education Authorization

Erin Duarte
6th Grade

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Education

  • West Campus High School
  • Sacramento State (BA in Liberal Studies
  • Multiple Subjects teaching Credential), Masters (Elementary Reading and Literacy)
  • CLAD Certification (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development)

Teaching Experience in SCUSD

Teaching 6th grade at Pony Express since 2001 (two years as 5th/6th)

Juana Duran
2nd / 3rd Grade Split

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This is my 11th year teaching and my fifth year at Pony Express. I have taught First through Fourth grade.

Before that, I attended CSU, Sacramento and earned a Bachelor in the Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a teaching credential in 2007. I went back to school and earned a Masters Degree and an administrative credential from National University in 2018.

Cyndy Eberle
4th Grade GATE

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“The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Hi, I’m Mrs. Eberle. I have been an educator now for 27 years. All 27 of those years have been spent in a GATE classroom. I come from a family of teachers. My father taught high school for 35 years. My brother has been teaching high school for 20 years.  I grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Sacramento in 1985.

Suzy Foote
Resource Specialist

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Hi, my name is Suzy Foote and I began teaching SDC Kindergarten in 2011. In 2015, I joined Pony Express’ staff as the Resource Specialist.

I attended Chico State University where I completed my B.A. in Child Development with a minor in Psychology. I also earned my Multiple Subjects and Education Specialist credentials from Dominican University and a Masters of Education from Arizona State University.

Daniel Harris
2nd Grade

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Greetings from Daniel Harris.

I grew up very close to here and still live only just a few minutes away. My wife and I raised our three children in the area and have been a part of the many organizations that helped us expose them to art, dance, music, athletics, and so much more.  I completed my B.A and my M.A. locally at Sacramento State University and have taught grades 1-6 in the Sacramento City Unified School District for the last 18 years.

Joann Le
Kindergarten

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Hi I’m Ms.  Le, I attended Florin High school.  I went to college at California Sacramento University of Sacramento, where I obtained my BA degree, Teaching Credential, and a Master’s Degree.

I’ve previously taught  2nd, 3rd, and currently teaching Kindergarten for a total of 19 years.  

I am very excited to teach your child this year at Pony Express.