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Mrs. Ogawa

I am a fifth-generation Californian with deep roots in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I graduated from UC Davis with a BA in East Asian Studies and a minor in Japanese.  I completed my credential at CSU Fresno.  I am bilingual in both English and Japanese.


I started my teaching career in the middle schools of Northern Japan, took an 11 year sabbatical to pursue a career in high tech and returned to the classroom when my eldest child entered kindergarten.  I’m very passionate about multicultural education and am an advocate for students interested in STEM related careers.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family watching professional sports, gardening, cooking foods from all regions of the world and traveling to historical places.


I’m excited to be at Faria Elementary collaborating with a tremendous team of educators and partnering with our students and their families.  Go Falcons!