• Meet the 6th Grade Team
     
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    We are very excited to be working with you and your child this school year! 
     
     
    Caitlin Williams                  
    (858) 259-7812 X 3069  
             
    I have been a teacher for the Del Mar Union School District for 22 years. I love my job; being a teacher is so rewarding! I have worked at Ashley Falls Elementary since it opened. This will be my 7th year teaching 6th grade! I taught kindergarten for 7 years and second grade for 8 years. I graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Liberal Studies. I received my teaching credential, reading specialist certificate, and Masters in Literacy from Cal State San Marcos. I have a son Cole who is 17, who will be a SENIOR in high school and Curran is 14, heading into 9th grade! I love to do yoga, go to the beach, surf, garden, cook, and travel to new places. I am looking forward to a great year filled with new challenges and many smiling faces!
       
     
    Thalia Ormsby
     (858) 259-7812 x 3068
     
     My name is Thalia Ormsby and I have been teaching for 9 years. I started my career teaching at Ashley Falls in first grade. After 7 years I went to 4th grade and then finally found my way to 6th grade. I attended UCLA and received a BA in psychology. At UCLA I was a full-time student athlete. I played water polo and won 3 National Championships. Half way through my collegiate career I trained and competed on the US Women’s Water Polo Team. One of my greatest accomplishments was making the roster and competing in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Shortly after resigning from water polo I decided to become a teacher. I live in Encinitas with my husband and two crazy kids. You can usually find my family at the pool or at the beach. I look forward to a wonderful year and helping your child grow both academically and behaviorally.
     
     
    Nicole Gattegno
    (858) 259-7812 x 3067
     
    This is my second-year teaching 6th grade for Ashley Falls, but my twelfth year in education.  I spent 10 years in Arizona teaching and working as an English Language Arts instructional coach. I graduated from California State University, San Marcos with my BA and my teaching credential. I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading from Grand Canyon University. I also have an Educational Administration Masters.  I love to read, ride my beach cruiser around the boardwalk, go camping, travel to exciting places, and spend time with my friends and family. I am so excited and know we are going to have an amazing year together!