All About Mr. Pena!
Welcome to Mr. Pena's Kindergarten class! I am beyond excited to work with my new students and their families. I can already tell this year is going to be great!
I am originally from a smaller town outside of Houston called Baytown, TX. This is where most of my family lives, as well as my only (as of yet) niece, Audrey, who just turned five. I moved to Austin in 2007 to attend The University of Texas at Austin. Go horns! I majored in Human Development and Family Science with a focus in Early Childhood Development. This will be my second year teaching kindergarten; however, I have worked with children ranging from six weeks to thirteen years of age. I enjoy working with young children because of the tremendous amount of growth that is displayed in the early years of life. Children at this age are curious, willing, and ready to learn, and I hope to encourage a growth mindset withing my students.
Some of my favorite hobbies include going to the movies, playing tennis, and playing the piano. Music is my LIFE and I hope to share that passions with your children throughout the year. I also have a beautiful puppy at home named Duchess who I rescued from the shelter. I guess she's not a puppy anymore, but she always will be in my eyes!
Again, I would like to welcome you to my class and to Valley View. This school has a great sense of community, and I believe your child will be a wonderful asset to our school culture. Welcome to Kindergarten!