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Hello and welcome to 6th grade English, History and Design Lab!  I have been at Foothill Knolls since 2017. I am passionate about History and finding ways to connect the past to today. I also enjoy linking history to Literature & STEM and making our learning units cross-curricular.

I live here in Upland with my partner and our 3-year old daughter, Ella Rose.  I got my Bachelor of Arts degree at Cal Poly Pomona and am in the middle of getting my Masters degree from there as well.  As a mommy to a toddler I don't have a ton of free time, but I do enjoy being outdoors, reading, and playing with my two fur babies, Frodo and Sam.  I can’t wait to get to know all of you.  Let's have a great year!

Hello! My name is Dawn Vieira and I am the 6th grade English and Design Lab teacher here at Foothill Knolls. I have been with Upland Unified School for 16 years and have taught 6th-8th grade for over 19 years! Our middle school kids are full of personality and keep me laughing all day long! 

I received a Bachelors in English from California State University San Bernardino and a Masters in Education from Claremont Graduate University. I love reading and hope to inspire my students to become lifelong readers as well.

My husband Darren and I have been married for almost 22 years! We have a 15 year old freshman at Rancho Cucamonga High School and a 21 year old junior at Utah Valley University. Over the summer, we were lucky enough to welcome our amazing son-in-law into our family. We enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with good friends!