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Ms. de la Pena

Fifth Grade Track 4

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5th Grade Welcome Letter


My name is Mrs. de la Pena (day-lah-pain-yah). I have been a teacher for 3 decades and I still love it!  Most of my teaching has been in Miami, Florida but I’ve been in Wake County since 2006.  

I live in Fuquay Varina with my family and my special smart/cute/wonderful grandson, Gio.  He’s 5 and talks more than me! I also have two daughters; one that lives in Fuquay and the other is in Richmond, VA.  My cat Monty lives with me too!

Originally I am from New York but have lived in West Virginia (where I graduated from College), Illinois, Florida and North Carolina.  Hopefully, I’ll be here for a long time unless I decide to move to a warm island in the Carribean.  

I’m teaching my favorite subjects of math, science and social studies and Mrs. Christensen is teaching all the ELA.  

This year is going to be a great one and I’m looking forward to getting started with the new track 4 - 5th graders!