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JK/TK (JUNIOR AND TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN) & KINDERGARTEN

April Moisan
JK/TK

April Moisan

My name is April Moisan. This is my 32nd year in education and 2nd year of teaching TK at Sycamore Elementary. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Masters in Elementary Education, both acquired at University of Phoenix, Woodland Hills.
My husband and I have been married for 19 years and we have five grown sons and a daughter who all attend(ed) Simi Valley schools. We love church, camping, traveling, live music and BBQ. We have three dogs, Tank, Belle and Harley.

Linda Blount 
Kindergarten
Linda Blount

I am originally from Dallas Texas and I moved here with my husband 25 years ago for his job. I live in Moorpark and I have 3 amazing sons, 3 beautiful daughters in law and two grandchildren. I also have four dogs! In my free time I love reading and jigsaw puzzles. Teaching is my passion and I love seeing little kindergarteners grow and blossom. Teaching  brings me so much joy and when you teach kindergarten you laugh every day!
I attended Texas Tech and I earned a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood and a Masters Degree in Reading Instruction. I have taught kindergarten for 15 years and I have taught at many different schools in Simi Valley. I have enjoyed all of my different school experiences but Sycamore has been my favorite. Our school is like a family where we are working together to teach all of the Sycamore children. It is such a supportive, encouraging environment full of educators who love children and love their jobs. Our Sycamore students and families are also the best!

 

Cynthia Rice
Kindergarten

Cynthia Rice
My name is Cynthia Rice and this will be my 17th year of teaching in Simi Valley!  I have attended school in Simi Valley, including Sycamore Elementary, from Kindergarten through third grade. I graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in English Literature and attended CSUN for my teaching credential.  I came to work at Sycamore after Lincoln Elementary closed.  My hobbies include reading, crafting, gardening, and hanging out with my two dogs.  One thing most people don't know about me is that I was in Marching Band at Simi Valley High School with our current principal, Mrs. Miner!  Working with kids is a true joy, and their smiling faces are what drive me to come to work each and every day.

 

 

 

Judi Muniz
Kindergarten Special Day Class

Judy Muniz

I was born and raised as an only child in sunny, San Diego, CA. I moved to Northridge after high school where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Studies at California State University Northridge. Shortly after, I began my teaching career in LAUSD. During this time, I earned my Masters Degree in Moderate/Severe Special Education. I took a break from teaching to raise my children for several years, but missed the joy I find working with students, families and my colleagues. I have been a part of the Sycamore Elementary family for 11 years now. My SDC Kindergarten room is a busy room filled with active movement, hands on activities and lots of learning. I value working closely with my general education kindergarten team to encourage inclusion and exposure to the same general education curriculum.
In my free time I enjoy long outdoor walks, cooking and watching my children’s extra curricular activities (lots of baseball).