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
Hello! My Name is Bobbi Jo Bowland. I have been teaching for 20 years, 16 as a 1st grade teacher.
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.)
PreK-K Autistic Pre-school
- 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
My name is Lois DeMartini and I am the Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist at Pony Express.
I have been working as a Speech Therapist for 27 years and have focused much of my training on autism spectrum disorders and preschool assessments. I have worked with a variety of communication disorders including stuttering, voice, pragmatics, expressive language delay, phonological awareness and auditory comprehension.
- 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)
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.
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.
Veronica (Ronnie) Griffith
Program Coordinator - 4th R
Education: UC Irvine, BA in Psychology and Social Behavior, BA in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education (2016); UC Davis, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (2017), Master of Arts in Education (2018)
Teaching Experience: 2 years at Pony Express (1st grade)
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.
Saint Francis High School, Sacramento City College (Early Childhood Education), California State University – Sacramento (Liberal Studies), Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, CLAD Certification (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development)
Teaching Experience in SCUSD
Edward Kemble Elementary 1996-2002, Pony Express Elementary 2002 – present
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