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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 2nd year teaching Kindergarten! I taught 1st grade for 7 years. Overall, I have been working in the Upland School District for 18 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!