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Ms. Elsa Amboy


Kumusta! Aloha! Hello, my name is Elsa Amboy.  My greeting is a glimpse of my journey to the US.  I was born in the Philippines, my family island hopped to Guam and Hawaii, then to CA when I was nine years old.  My parents’ faith and perseverance afforded my opportunity for an education from Head Start to Cal State University. I completed my CA Credential and my M.S. in Educational Leadership.

I am grateful to be at John Muir.  My work in education has been my way to pay it forward and I am passionate about kids and learning.  Aside from teaching, I volunteer in my faith community and with a couple of nonprofit organizations.

My husband, Paul W. and I have been blessed to nurture two children. Our son, Jonathan, a sophomore at UC Santa Barbara, and our daughter, Lizzy, will be in her first year at University of Hawaii, Manoa.  Together, we enjoy traveling and gathering with friends and family, which would likely involve a party.  I LOVE going to the beach/ ocean, especially to Hawaii and really enjoy the Harbor/ Twin Lakes in Santa Cruz too.  I enjoy long coastal walks, cooking, baking, gardening, reading, and watching comedy.  I also appreciate time for self care like restorative yoga (Certified instructor) and spa days.