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Hello! My name is Ms. Lavender and I am excited to be your teacher this year! This is my 3rd year teaching TK, and my 17th year teaching elementary school. I have taught TK, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and have experience with Special Education. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Friends University, in Kansas, before moving to sunny California.

I have a teenage daughter, and love spending time with her. I love nature, being outside, and yoga. Some of my favorite things are going on hikes, going to the beach, having traveling adventures, and teaching your wonderful kids!

Hi, My name is Caroline Benavidez, this is my 8th year teaching Kindergarten. I have been at Foothill Knolls for 10 years. I grew up in Upland and graduated from Upland High School. I graduated from UCR with my bachelors in Anthropology. I received my teaching credential and masters from CSUSB. 

I have been married for 12 years to my high school sweetheart. I have my own Kindergartener and a 2 year old. We love Disneyland and everything Disney. We are big LA fans, both Dodgers and Lakers. I love bows!

I am looking forward to a great year.

Hello! My name is Ms. Franco and I teach Kindergarten. This is my 1st year teaching Kindergarten! I taught 1st grade for 7 years. Overall, I have been working in the Upland School District for 17 years.  I received my Bachelors in Liberal Studies from Cal Poly Pomona and earned my Clear Credential from UCLA.  

I have a small Yorkie and a niece and nephew that I love to spoil.  I love nature and I enjoy being outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are going on hikes, going to the beach, swimming, going to Dodger games, and teaching all my wonderful students!

Hello families! My name is Miss Cushman and I teach kindergarten. This is my first year teaching kindergarten and I have now taught all grade levels kindergarten through 6th grade.I have been teaching in Upland for 19 years now! This is my first year at Foothill Knolls and I love our TK-8 school. I enjoy getting to know my students and their families because we are a community here.

I grew up in Upland and attended Sierra Vista, Upland Junior High, and Upland High School. I received my Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Cal Poly Pomona and I received my masters in Education Leadership and Policies from the University of Texas of Arlington.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, hanging out with family and friends, attending sports events, and going to the beach. Thank you for your support throughout the year.

Together we are a team for your child success. I look forward to a wonderful year in kindergarten.