Welcome to 3rd Grade! My name is Kristina Hamada-Wong and this will be my nineteenth year of teaching. I am excited to be returning to Rocklin Academy Gateway this year and looking forward to seeing your child grow into a responsible, respectful, and resourceful student!
I was born and raised in San Francisco (Go Giants! Go Warriors!), where I earned my BA in Political Science from San Francisco State University. I received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a CLAD certificate from the University of San Francisco and recently earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I began teaching in the Jefferson Unified School District, primarily second and third grades, for ten years. In 2007, I moved to Roseville with my husband and two children, Colin and Ashlyn, where I taught Kindergarten, first, third, and fourth grade in the Sacramento area before teaching first and now third grade at Rocklin Academy Gateway.
In my spare time, I am chauffeuring Colin and Ashlyn to their various sports/after school activities with a Starbucks beverage in my hand. When I am able to grab a moment to myself, I like to read, watch movies or a Giants/Warriors game, travel and visit my family in the Bay Area.
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year!