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Third Grade Teachers

Sandra Cortés

Sandra Cortez

Sandra Cortes was born and raised in Saint Helena, California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Sacramento State. After returning home she became a substitute teacher and worked in K-8 classrooms for Calistoga, Saint Helena and Napa Valley Unified School Districts for two years. Having found her passion for teaching, Sandra returned to school and received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential along with her Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. This will be Sandra’s third year at CCLA and she is excited to continue growing as a bilingual teacher that fosters a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for all students. She enjoys drinking coffee, going on hikes, working out, watching movies and traveling to Mexico once a year. On the weekends you can find her enjoying a delicious meal in the Napa Valley!

Email: scortes@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23206

Cynthia Gutierrez Garcia

Email: cgutierrezgarcia@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23204

Melanea Ontiveros

 Melanea OntiverosMelanea Ontiveros was born in Michoacan, Mexico but grew up in Santa Rosa, California. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University. Since a young age, Maestra Ontiveros has had a passion for learning and education, which encouraged her to pursue a career in teaching. She strives to motivate children to become independent and lifelong learners. Maestra Ontiveros enjoys working in a caring, respectful, and engaging classroom environment where students are encouraged to think, share, and have fun! In her spare time, Melanea loves gardening, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.  

Email: montiveros@srcs.k12.ca.us | Extension: 23201