Meet the Teachers

Phone: (805) 495-5550 x 211


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen Barker

Room 11

My passions are teaching, travelling, watching sports, and spending time with my family.

Phone: (805) 495-5550 x 217


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lisa Collins

Room 17

In my free time I love cooking and baking, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with my kids.

Phone: (805) 495-5550 x 214


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Patricia Hoxworth

Room 14

My passions are teaching, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my kids.

Classroom Wishlist

  • Cleaning Wipes
    Paper Towels
    White Copy Paper
    Glue Sticks

All About: 2nd Grade

      2nd Grade - The SEM Way

      • English Language Arts

        • “Daily Five” Approach - Fostering  Literacy Independence and Achievement in reading and writing through Differentiated Learning
        • Opportunity to use iPads to investigate and research literature themes, authors, as well as create presentations of written work


        • Small, flexible group instruction based on interests
        • Student-designed projects integrated with Language Arts
        • iPads used as a tool to practice skills and integrate learning in real-world applications


        • NGSS investigations and experiments documented in Science Notebooks
        • STEM challenges
        • Living Science Classroom Museum with hands-on plant and animal investigations and inventions

        Social Studies

        • Thematic units of investigation Integrated with Language Arts
        • Cultural Studies
        • Classroom Community Team Building Challenges

      Enrichment & Homework Ideas

      • Read 20 minutes each night

        Work toward your designed learning goal and track your progress each month

        Pursue your personal passions

        Create a way to share your learning with others: poster, writing, use technology, build... use your creativity and talents to teach the class!

        Monthly Enrichment Projects

      Field Trips, Speakers, & Project Highlights

      • 4-H Hansen Farms Agricultural Center

        Nature Study Field Trip

        Garden Show Performance

        Story Publishing/ Author Speaker

        Geologist Guest Speaker