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Mrs. Larzo

Hey Y'all!
 
My name is Mrs. Melinda Larzo.  My vocation has taken me on quite a journey, starting back in 1993.  I am led not by my own understanding, but by how I am guided.  At the beginning of my career, I bounced a bit, teaching where I felt I was needed most.  I started in a youth program, teaching junior high girls, and then in 5th grade in Anaheim City SD. I touched down momentarily, here at the Ranch for some years, teaching 6th, 4th, and 2nd. I was led to teach 8th-grade science for Walnut Valley USD, then back to my home in Chino Valley, teaching at Eagle Canyon and Oak Ridge, and currently back at the Ranch teaching, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  (P.S. I did my student teaching in 3rd and 7th grades, so if you're doing a tally, I have taught everything from 2nd -  8th at least once.)  I feel it is not what I teach, but whom.  I love teaching and helping students not only in their academic achievement but emotionally and socially as well.  I teach the whole child, not just his or her brain. So much of who adults become is rooted in their childhood.  My goal as an educator is to help create a better society, by strengthening its citizens with well-rounded, emotionally stable, academically minded, high-functioning, and kind adults. *May the odds be ever in our favor. *
 
Personally, I am a God-centered person, who is a wife to my handsome and witty hubby of almost 30 years, (although we met in high school.)  I am a mama to our two beautiful and grown children: a son who is 27 and a daughter 24. Both kiddos grew up in the C.V.U.S.D. I also have a perfect grand-baby who will be 2 year old in September. I love to spend most of my time with my family and many friends, socializing and building relationships.  I am active and love to ski, both in water and snow.  I love animals of all kinds, having a beautiful tri-colored Australian shepherd named BellaGrace.  We spend a great deal of time together roaming the hills of our great city. My students and their families become a big part of my life. Once you're mine, you are mine forever.  I still have relationships with students and their families whom I taught over 30 years ago. So, there you have it.  A little more than a bit about me, Mrs. Larzo.
Last Modified on March 6, 2024