Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Deffley

I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2008 where I studied Geography as well as Planning, Public Policy, and Management. After working in the non-profit field and teaching English in Thailand, I realized that I desired a career that builds upon and fosters a passion for learning; teaching is the perfect fit. I received my Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012. I'm proud to say that I have been teaching in CUSD since the 2012-2013 school year. I value the unique and diverse backgrounds of each student; and I strive to facilitate a classroom environment that embraces curiosity, mutual respect, and hard work. It is a real joy to encourage and celebrate class and student successes throughout the year. When I'm not at school or planning exciting things for us to do in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and hiking.
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