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Mrs. 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, will be entering UC Santa Barbara, and our daughter, Lizzy, will be a high school senior. 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.