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Mrs. Rina Mathalikunnel

Welcome parents to Room 17! I am so excited to be teaching at Dilworth Elementary School. I have been a teacher in the Cupertino Union School District for several years. I grew up in Mumbai, India and completed my Bachelor's of Commerce and Finance and Master's in Management there. I worked in the software industry until I realized my true calling was teaching. I earned my teaching credential from Santa Clara University and started my teaching career at West Valley Elementary School.    

My husband Babu is a software consultant and we have three children. My oldest, Rohan is working in the software marketing field after attending University of San Francisco. My daughter, Alisha, is studying to be a doctor at the University of Southern California's Keck Medical School and my youngest, Rybin, is studying in Sacramento State College majoring in Computer Science. I truly enjoy teaching and am looking forward to a great year with your wonderful children!

My Mission: To foster self growth through learning, to support and encourage students to grow into responsible citizens with the ability to make the right choices, and to contribute to the growth of society.