Kindergarten

Meet Our TK and Kindergarten Teachers

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Churchill, Andrew

Mr. Churchill

Hi!! My name is Drew Churchill and it's my first year here at Hancock! I grew up just down the road, graduating from Serra in 2011. I moved up to Los Angeles for a couple of years to get my degree in Geology at UCLA, but I always knew I'd find my way back to San Diego. I got my teaching credential at PLNU and I am now in my second year teaching. My goal in education is to be someone who develops students who enjoy learning and are able to adapt to each unique learning opportunity presented to them. This might be why my favorite thing to teach is science. When I'm not teaching you can probably find me playing, or watching, tennis and soccer or going on a weekend camping trip.

You can reach me at achurchill@sandi.net

Cimins, Trace

Mrs. Cimins

My name is Trace Cimins. I have been a teacher here at Hancock for over 20 years! I used to teach 4th grade and now I teach kindergarten. I have taught kinder for over 10 years now, and I still love it! I was born in San Diego and have lived here for most of my life. My dad was in the Navy, so we did move around a little. We had a short stint in Pensacola, FL and then a few months in Bremerton, WA. We were back in San Diego by the 6th grade. I attended Miller, Farb and then graduated from Serra High School. When I became a teacher I knew I wanted to serve this community. I have been lucky to spend over 20 years serving the children of military families and I love it. Thank you for all you do!

You can reach me at tcimins@sandi.net

Gonzalez, Anne

Mrs. Gonzalez

My name is Anne Gonzalez, and I came to Hancock in 2014.  I have been a TK/K teacher since 2010, and have been teaching with the SDUSD for several years prior to that.  

I grew up here in Tierrasanta, and love the school and the neighborhood!  I graduated from Serra High in 1996, and have had many friends in the Murphy Canyon housing area since the 80s.  My parents still live in the Tierrasanta community as do many of my friends, so this neighborhood holds a very special place in my heart.  

I love going camping or doing activities outdoors, but also enjoy hanging out at home with my family and my pets. I love music and play piano and violin.  My absolute favorite subjects to teach are Science and Art!

You can reach me at afogg@sandi.net

Jacobs, Molly

Ms. Jacobs

Hello! My name is Molly Jacobs and I am happy to be joining the Hancock family! I have been teaching for four years with this being my second year in kindergarten. I am happy to be back in kindergarten after two years of fourth grade.  I attended SDSU where I got my BA in Liberal Studies and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  I am originally from Orange County, but I absolutely love San Diego and all it has to offer!   I love being at the beach, gardening,  trying out a new recipe, or hanging with my Labrador Retriever, Doug.  

You can reach me at mjacobs@sandi.net

Le, Albert

Mr. Le

Hello! My name is Albert Le. This is my second year at Hancock and I love it! I was born and raised in San Diego and attended Jean Farb Middle School where I gained a love and appreciation for the Tierresanta area. Becoming a teacher has been a dream of mine for a very long time, I am very grateful to be teaching at such an amazing school and to be back in the community serving wonderful families, such as yourselves! I love teaching Kindergarten. When I’m not teaching, I like watching/playing sports and hanging out with my family and friends!

You can reach me at ale@sandi.net

Nannini, Jennifer

Mrs. Nannini

Hello!! My name is Jennifer Nannini and I was born in Fresno, Ca. I grew up playing water polo in high school and eventually went on to play for UCSB. Go Gauchos! I moved to San Diego for the beaches and Mexican food and got my teaching credential at SDSU in 2010. I teach the tk/k combo and it truly has my heart!  I have been at Hancock for five years. I love this school and the community! When I am not teaching, I love to hang out with my husband, my daughters Elle and Ava, and my big German Shepherd Max!

You can reach me at jnannini@sandi.net

Nguyen, Annie

Mrs. Nguyen

Hello my name is Annie Nguyen. I have been teaching for 16 years and all of those years have been here at Hancock Elementary and in Kindergarten! I feel so privilege to be working with these students each day. I love to see the growth they make in such a short amount of time. I think of my little kindergartners as sponges, they soak up all information and use it to help them grow.
I am also a mommy to 2 wonderful children, Aaron and Alina. Aaron is now middle school and Alina is a soon to be 4th grader. We are family of four and love to explore San Diego. I am not a native here, but came to attend SDSU and never left! I love being outdoors and reading. My passion is my kids, the ones at home and in the classroom. I do my best each day to help them learn and grow!

You can reach me at anguyen2@sandi.net

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