Welcome to Third Grade!
My name is Rhea Liezl Juarez. I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this school year, and I am very grateful to be part of the St. Felicitas community. My journey as an educator began when I taught in a Montessori preschool, where I discovered my passion for teaching and being a part of a child’s learning. I have been teaching for over eight years since, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to have worked with multiple age levels and in diverse educational settings. For more than five years, I was the Kindergarten Head Teacher at a Montessori school in Fremont. I have also taught at a Montessori charter school in Hayward from 1st through 5th grades. During my student teaching last year, I taught a 4th Grade bilingual Spanish class. This is my second year here at St. Felicitas.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science at California State East Bay, where I worked towards my Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential under the CalStateTEACH Program. I love traveling and learning about other cultures and languages. I speak Spanish and Tagalog, and I would someday like to learn Italian and Mandarin! I am passionate about reading and literature, which is something that I would love to pass on to my students.
It is my philosophy as a teacher that students learn best by doing. I believe in a growth mindset, and I guide my students towards fulfilling their potential by recognizing effort, progress, and their process of learning. It is my goal to create many opportunities to engage students through hands-on learning and collaboration. I am a firm believer that teachers and parents are partners in a child’s education, so it is my goal to build open communication between us. Please feel free to approach me if you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to chat!