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My name is Kristen Itokazu and I’m proud to be part of the Boulder Oaks Elementary School team! We are a close-knit group who bring out the best in each other and out students.
I have been teaching in Alpine since 1991, having spent my first eight years at Shadow Hills. I have taught kindergarten through grade 4 and have shared a contract with Vicki Pool for the past 22 years. Before becoming a teacher I earned my BA degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising and a minor in Graphic Art from San Diego State University. After working in advertising for five years I realized my true love was teaching and I went back to SDSU to earn my teaching credential. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I truly love my career.
My belief is that teaching should be creative and FUN! If I am having fun in the classroom my students will too. I try my best to bring those qualities into my classroom every day.
Our classroom motto is “I Can, I Will, and I’ll Try.”