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The Nativity School experience is characterized by personal attention. Small classes and a highly talented and dedicated faculty provide Nativity students with a student centered approach to teaching, providing a strong, specialized curriculum.
A multi-intelligence approach to learning provides the foundation for teaching and learning at Nativity. Our faculty use varied teaching strategies that recognize the many different learning styles and create a classroom environment that takes into consideration the unique ways in which students learn. Teachers encourage critical thinking to allow students to demonstrate expression of thought and knowledge through many different ways.
More than three-quarters of the faculty hold a graduate degree in education or their area of expertise in addition to their teaching credentials. The Nativity School teachers also consistently participate in continuous professional development. While grounded in years of experience, the faculty is up to date with teaching strategies and pedagogy that promote optimum student success.

Our Administration includes:

Very Reverend Msgr. Richard F. Duncanson, S.T.D., Pastor

Mr. Paul Parker, Principal

Mrs. Betsy Carlin, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Maggie Zures-Smith, Office Manager

Mrs. Jackie Marin, Business Manager

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Mrs. Amanda Telles

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Title(s) Grade 4
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Mrs. Telles believes learning is a lifelong adventure. Her mission as a teacher is to inspire a desire to explore, imagine, and wonder in her students, asking important questions about the world around us. Ultimately her approach is Christ centered, dedicated to creating a nurturing and positive environment that promotes the growth of the whole child.

She received her BA in Literature with a minor in History from Ave Maria University. During undergrad, she worked as a Mentor Teacher serving inner-city girls at the Midtown Education Foundation in Chicago, IL. After graduating, she relocated from sunny Florida to sunny California, and experienced three wonderful years teaching Fifth grade at Saint Joseph Academy. She is thrilled to be teaching Fourth grade at The Nativity School and eager to continue serving Christ's Church through her unique gifts as a teacher.

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