Meet Mrs. Walker
Mrs. Walker's Family in the early years!
Mrs. Walker and her favorite friend Mickey!
The Walkers at Seascape 2011!
Moolah Arrives--and joins the Walker Family!
My name is Suzanne Walker. I was born in Mountain View, raised in Santa Clara and live in Los Gatos. I attended San Diego State University where I received a BA in Psychology and double-minored in Health Science and Sociology. During my last semester at SDSU I took a class that enabled me to be a teacher's assistant at a Head Start Program, and this is where I discovered the love of teaching. I returned to the Bay Area and attended Santa Clara University to receive my Teaching Credential. Upon graduation, I was hired by Cupertino Union School District and taught 5th grade for almost 3 years.
In 1995, my husband Robert and I decided to start our own family. This meant leaving the classroom and my students for many many years. Our blessings include Aaron (18) who heads to NYU this August to pursue a degree in Economics while running both Cross Country and Track--GO BOBCATS!, Benny (16) a junior at LGHS who loves tennis and the RedSox, and Sammy (14) a sophmore at LGHS who dives competitively and loves shopping! We were fortunate to raise our family in Los Altos before relocating to Los Gatos in 2005. We love everything about Los Gatos--schools, community, trails and especially the people! I remained active as a parent volunteer in both LA and LG working with teachers, parents, and boards providing the best for our community.
In 2007-2008, I was hired by LGUSD as a part-time English Language Learner (ELL) tutor. This experience reignited my love of teaching. I renewed my credential, completed CLAD certification from Stanford in 2008 and in 2009 re-entered the classroom full-time at Blossom Hill teaching First Grade. Next, I had the opportunity to "loop" my class (took them all to Second grade!), and we had another amazing year in D2. A truly, special teaching time for me to gain experience in another grade that would better support my LOVE of teaching First Grade. And watching this "first-looping class" graduate was AWESOME.
And, yet another new chapter for me. CHANGE IS GOOD...and the journey to THIRD is here.
It is a pleasure being a part of the Blosoom Hill Third Grade Team this 2013--2014 year. Looking forward to a truly amazing year in C2... Home of Walker's Wizards where the MAGIC HAPPENS! See you soon!
Mrs. Walker' Fun Favorites:
Favorite Shape: Heart
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Character: Mickey Mouse
Favorite People: My family and friends
Favorite Sports: Run marathons and Friends
Favorite Places: Home, Beach, Disneyland and Maui
Favorite Books: Little Gorilla and Guess How Much I love You
Favorite artists, authors, sculptors: Aaron, Benny and Sammy
Favorite sayings: Love as if there's no tomorrow. Change is good, perspective is key. Live, Laugh, Love! Nurture the love of learning!
Favorite classroom quotes: Do it right, do it once! Be empathetic...always! There is a solution for every problem!