• Meet Mrs. Polivka
     Room: C3
    Phone: 858.755.9367 x3323
    Welcome to Kindergarten! I have had the honor of teaching at Del Mar Heights for 24 years. I moved to San Diego in 1990 to attend SDSU, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Afterward, I attended USD for graduate school earning a Master’s degree in Special Education and my California Teacher Credential.


    I am delighted to be one of your child’s first teachers on their educational journey. Kindergarten is a magical place; children gain strategies to become creative thinkers, make responsible choices, make decisions in their learning activities, and build academic confidence.
    I believe Kindergartners learn best when adults are mindful of the “whole child”. By doing so, social, emotional, physical, cognitive and sensory needs are nurtured through developmentally appropriate activities. I value each child’s individuality and cherish the opportunity to nurture the skills each of my students need to be successful.
    I believe each child can reach their full potential when given a warm, fun, and caring environment to grow and learn. I believe in instilling a love for learning and mutual respect. "What happens in kindergarten lasts a lifetime.”