My name is Lily Fisher, and I am a third grade teacher at Village Charter Academy. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and I started dancing at age 3. Studying ballet, tap, and jazz at my mother's dance studio, I began teaching dance to children and adults at age 13. Developing a great love for the arts, I had the opportunity to move to Santa Monica College to study dance with Linda Gold, Alma Hawkins, Iris Pell, and Judy Douglas. I transferred to UCLA and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. I began my teaching career in 1998 at Montague Charter Academy in Pacoima, where I had the opportunity to teach 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades and be the Compliance and Student Services Coordinators. I earned two Masters Degrees, in Education and Administrative Education, an Administrative Credential, and I became a National Board certified teacher. I have mentored other educators through the Beginning Teacher Support Program (BTSA). This is my third year at Village Charter Academy, and I am humbled and proud to be a part of this thoughtful and rigorous school and environment. I am also a proud penguin parent of three, with a kindergartner, second grader, and fifth grader at Village Charter Academy. With such an awesome staff of educators, specialists, and leaders, and amazing students, parents, and families, we are creating our dream school! We are building our gem of an education together! I am a proud penguin teacher, parent, and community member! Go Penguins!!
It was wonderful seeing so many of you at Back to School Night. Please enjoy the Week 3 newsletter!
Book orders were sent home today. Please have your child complete the order form and bring in the exact amount of cash or a check for the order in an envelope. Orders are due Thursday, August 30th. I will not be accepting online orders for this order. Please see me if you have any questions.
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is tonight at 5 pm. Students sent home personalized invitations at the beginning of the week. I will be presenting this year's curriculum topics and classroom rules and policies. We hope to see you tonight.