Ms. Appleby – 1st Grade

Name: Frankie Appleby

Hometown:  San Diego

Years teaching: 20

Favorite activity/subject when you were a student in the grade currently teaching: Golly, that was a long time ago. I do remember I loved my first grade teacher.

Favorite thing about San Diego:  The weather & the people.

Tell us about your family:  I have two beautiful daughters. They both currently live in L.A.

How do you nurture inquiry with your students?  Asking lots of thought provoking questions. Most questions are thought provoking to a 6 year old.

Hobbies or how you like to spend free time?  I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.

Travel or experiences as an IB Teacher:  As an IB teacher, I did my Level 1 training in Austin and my Level 2 in Chicago.

Why do you like working at McKinley?  My girls went to McKinley. We lived in the neighborhood so I got a job here as an aide while going to school. Except for my student teaching I’ve never taught at another school.

A word of advice/encouragement for students:  At this time of year…It’s not kindergarden, pay attention.  You can do it!

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