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    Our class code is: HF2ZX
     
     
    Mrs. Emily Mackie
    5th Grade Teacher
    Sycamore Ridge School
    Room D3
    858.755.1060
    emackie@dmusd.org
     
    Mrs. Mackie  
     
    About Me:
    I am thrilled to be teaching at Sycamore Ridge for my 14th year of service in the Del Mar Union School District.  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with an emphasis in art (CLAD certified).  I joined the Sycamore Ridge staff in 2006, for its second year of operation, where I have taught 4th and 5th grades. Being a part of this tremendous learning community has allowed me to grow as an educator and find great passion for teaching the upper grades.  I strive to make my classroom a student-centered space which fosters curiosity, exploration, creativity, and FUN! My hope is that all children in my care feel safe, valued, and loved. When the classroom culture is warm and nurturing, students will naturally feel the freedom to wonder, ask questions, find answers, and seek out new and innovative ways to solve meaningful problems.
     
    My Family and Personal Interests:
    I have a wonderful husband, Scott, and two beautiful sons, Reed and Graham. Scott and I just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary over the summer. We were fortunate to travel to Lake Tahoe with family and friends, spending our days hiking, biking, and paddle boarding. My oldest son, Reed, is in 2nd grade, and my youngest son, Graham, is in Kindergarten. Our favorite family activities include spending our days at the beach, taking camping trips, and traveling to visit family, both near and far.  Scott and I have enjoyed snowboarding together for the last 18 years, and in the winter we are frequent Mammoth Mountain visitors. We love being outdoors and enjoying all that nature has to offer. Other personal hobbies of mine include: sketching, painting, hiking, cooking, and reading.
     
    Mackie Family  
     
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    Mrs. Heather Kowieski
    5th Grade Teacher
    Sycamore Ridge School
    Room D3
    858.755.1060
    hkowieski@dmusd.org
     
     Mrs. Kowieski
     
     
     About Me:
    I am originally from Wisconsin and moved to San Diego in 2001.  I have fallen in love with the natural beauty and the fun outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year round!  I have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a Teaching Spanish minor.  I received my masters degree in Curriculum Design from the University of San Diego.  San Diego City Schools is where I started my teaching career from 2003-2008.  In 2008, I happily accepted my teaching position in Del Mar.  Teaching at Sycamore Ridge has been an incredible professional experience.  I am so excited to be teaching fifth grade in a job share with Mrs. Mackie! 
     
     
    My Family and Personal Interests:
    Ironically, I had to come all the way to San Diego to meet my Wisconsin born husband!  Mark and I have two wonderful little "Kow Girls," Caitlin (8) and Julia (6). They are the loves of my life!  Caitlin will be starting third grade and Julia will be starting 1st!  Our favorite things to do are going to the beach to surf the waves, playing in the pool, biking around the neighborhood, practicing our soccer and gymnastics moves, and acting out stories with our stuffed animals.  I look forward to the adventures our girls will take us on!
     
    Kowieski Family