4th Grade

Meet Our 4th Grade Teachers

 

Anquillano, Arlette

Mrs. Anquillano

Greetings Hancock Families! My name is Arlette Anquillano, and I am a 4th Grade Teacher. I have been teaching at Hancock for more than 25 years, and the majority of those teaching years has been at 4th grade. I absolutely LOVE teaching 4th grade for many reasons, but mostly because 4th graders are amazing learners, and I enjoy the curriculum we teach at this level! I was born in Great Lakes, Illinois, and grew up in San Diego, attending SDUSD schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. My dad was in the U.S. Navy, and this is how my family ended up in San Diego, after moving around quite a bit! I understand how challenging it can be, but know that it's always nice to start fresh in a new place! I have been working with students since I was in college, working as a Teacher's Aide for 3 years, when I made my decision to become a teacher. I finished all of my college education at San Diego State University- my Bachelor's Degree in 1992, Teaching Credential in 1993, and Master's Degree in 1999. I started teaching at Hancock soon after I completed my credential. Lucky me! I have a family of 4: My husband, and my 2 boys. We also have 2 loving pets, a cat and dog, named Alina and Mario. As a family, we love attending sporting events for our 2 boys, as well as SDSU Aztec Football and Basketball games. We also enjoy traveling, and going to the movies. I'm so glad to be a part of our staff at Hancock, as this school has been my 2nd home! I love our students, and enjoy seeing their growth in learning throughout the year!

You can reach me at aanquillano@sandi.net

 

Johnson, Marcy

Ms. Johnson

My name is Marcy Johnson and I've been teaching for 16 years. I have been teaching at Hancock for 12 years. I have 4 kids and 3 dogs. I enjoy reading, movies and spending time with my kids.

You can reach me at mjohnson4@sandi.net

 

Peji, Myra

Mrs. Peji

Hello! My name is Myra Peji, and I am new to teaching 4th grade  this year. I have taught for 25 years with San Diego Unified School District, and 24 of them have been at Hancock teaching 3rd grade. The other partial  year was at Oak Park Elementary teaching 5th grade, and four months at McDowell teaching 6th grade. 

It’s been wonderful to stay at Hancock, because I do consider them to be like family. The staff is wonderful here, and the kids are so eager to learn and absorb everything that I am lucky to share with them. Just like in third grade, I am finding that fourth graders still love to share stories and aren’t afraid to act silly. 

I was born and raised in San Diego, and grew up in Tierrasanta. I attended Tierrasanta Elementary, Farb Middle School, and Serra High. I went to San Diego State and earned my Bachelor’s Degree and Credential there. Then, 5 years later I earned my Masters Degree from National University. I am married, and have a cute little Yorkshire Terrier named Zinger. I also am a Polynesian dance director, dancer, and drummer for my group, Aloha Mai Polynesian Dance Group. So, if I’m not doing school work, I’m usually focusing my spare time doing choreography, instructing, drumming or dancing with my ohana. 

You can reach me at mpeji@sandi.net


 Nunez, Paul

Mr. Nunez

My name is Paul Nunez.  I teach 4/5 combination class.  I really enjoy working with the two grade levels.  I am starting my second year at Hancock Elementary and I am having a wonderful time.  The students, parents, and Hancock staff are a special community that shines academically.

Although I am starting my second year at Hancock Elementary, I have dedicated 29 years of service to San Diego Unified School District.  My journey began at Brooklyn Elementary as a 4th Grade teacher.  During the journey, I have been a middle school teacher, resource teacher, middle school vice principal, and a high school vice principal.  It has been a wonderful journey.

I attended California State University – Fullerton to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.  I continued my education at San Diego State University and received my Master’s in Education and teaching credential.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading.  At this point I have been reading historical books. Movies! I really enjoy a fine movie.  Well, I also like bad movies.  Music is an important part of life.  My music taste skims classical music, blues, pop, heavy metal, and punk rock. And of course, I am a big sports fan.

Thank you for your support! Together we will plant the seed of knowledge and cultivate its fruit.

You can reach me at pnunez@sandi.net

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