Mrs. Trocha – Transitional Kindergarten
Name: Mrs. Shannon Korby Trocha
Hometown: born in San Bernardino, CA, grew up in Phoenix, AZ
Years teaching: 10
My favorite activity/subject in Kindergarten: art/music
Favorite thing about San Diego: beach
Family: Married for 13 years to husband Kris, we have a 4 1/2 year old daughter Campbell, my parents retired and moved from Phoenix to San Diego 2 years ago, my older brother lives in Phoenix, and I’m going to be an aunt for the first time in November when my sister-in-law and her husband have a baby.
How do I nurture inquiry: Kindergarten is all about Inquiry. Everything is new to them and they are excited to explore and discover the world around them. I hope to help foster this excitement and encourage them to try and discover every new thing around them!
Hobbies in my free time: What free time? (ha ha) I love playing with my daughter! We have excellent princess parties and tea parties. I enjoy movies, going to the beach, shopping and spending time with my family.
Travels for IB: I was given the opportunity to go to St. Petersburgh Beach, Florida last May for the Primary Years Program training.
Why McKinley: I was excessed from my previous school, Nye Elementary after being there for the last 7 years. I am friends with Mrs. Mellos and when I told her that I was in need of a new school, she told me she thought there would be openings at McKinley last year and she was right! It is my new home and I love it here!
Word of advice: Stay positive, follow the rules, and always do your best!