• Mrs. Schengel's Biography

    Teaching Background

    1998-2005    San Diego Unified School District

                Kindergarten, Adams Elementary and Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary

                Second Grade, Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary

    2005-Present  Del Mar Union School District

    First/Second Grade Blended, Sycamore Ridge School

    First Grade, Sycamore Ridge School

    Second Grade, Sycamore Ridge School

    Third Grade, Sycamore Ridge School


    Educational Background

    1997 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Purdue University

    1998 Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction & CLAD Certificate, SDSU


    Teaching Philosophy

    I believe that every child should be given a quality education in a nurturing environment.  Each child should be recognized as a unique individual, praised for their talents, and supported through their challenges.  My role as the educator is to guide each child emotionally, socially, and intellectually in a secure, risk free atmosphere.  As the classroom teacher, I will devote my time to using a variety of teaching strategies to guide each child through their learning, supporting their individual needs and curiosity as they grow.
    Fun Facts

    I come from a family of dedicated educators.  My mother retired after 30 years in education and my grandmother was a music teacher.  I’m also married to a teacher!  My husband, Robert, is a sixth grade teacher in the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  I am the proud mother of two boys Haydn (11 years) and Colin (8 years).  My husband and I purchased a home in the Sycamore Ridge boundary so that our children could attend our wonderful school.  Haydn will be a sixth grader this year, and Colin will be in third grade.  Outside of school, I value time with my family.

    The Schengel Family