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Fourth Grade Teachers

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Raquel Figueroa - Spanish Teacher


Raquel Figueroa is a Sonoma County native. As a young girl, Raquel attended Cali Calmecac Language Academy and Ursuline High School. She then moved to San Francisco for 5 years where she completed her college career at the University of San Francisco. There she earned a bachelor's degree in History, with a double emphasis on US and Latin American History, a Master's in Education in Teaching and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a BCLAD certification. While at USF, she was chosen to be a part of the San Francisco Teacher Residency program, which allowed her to serve full time as a student teacher in a fourth grade dual-immersion classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher for an entire school year. After graduation, Raquel returned home to Sonoma County where she began her career in Santa Rosa City Schools, teaching fourth grade for two years at Brook Hill Elementary before making the move to Cesar Chavez. She has always dreamed of the day she would return to a dual-immersion classroom. Raquel loves to hang out with her family and friends, loves soccer, ballet folklorico, the Golden State Warriors, trying out new restaurants and food, and loves to travel and explore new places. She is very excited to join the CCLA family and can't wait to witness the growth her students make this year!



Stephanie Brown - English Teacher