My name is Vicki Brands and I am one of your first grade teachers! Here is some information to help you get to know me a little bit better.
I grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Southern California when I was 13. I attended UC Irvine where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Education. Then I earned my Teaching Credential and Master's in Education Technology from California State University, Fullerton.
Before becoming a first grade teacher, I taught Reading Intervention to students in grades 1-5. This is my first year here at Rice Canyon, but I spent the last 4 years teaching first grade right down the street at Machado Elementary.
I live with my 10 month old daughter, my husband and our two labs, Belle and Barley. We enjoy spending time outside as a family, especially at the beach or hiking. Some other interests of mine include Crossfit, photography, technology, healthy cooking, the beach, and scuba diving.
I look forward to meeting you and your family and I can't wait to see how you grow as a scholar this year!