I am a National Board Certified Teacher with an Early Childhood Generalist certificate. This is my sixth year teaching in Orange County, California, and my fifth year teaching kindergarten. Due to budget cuts last year I found myself jobless, then rehired to teach a last-minute third grade class (crazy!). . . and now I am back where I belong! I love the curiosity and amazing growth that happens in kindergarten!
I believe in making learning meaningful, exciting, hands-on, and fun for all learners!
California Elementary School Teacher of the Year 2009/2010; National Board - Early Childhood Generalist 2010
B.A. in Liberal Studies from Concordia University, Irvine; Masters in Education from National University
I am a small-town girl who somehow ended up in Orange County. In addition to being "Mrs. Messner" at school, I am also a wife and mommy to our brand new baby Jack! I am so blessed!