Ms. Rodriguez


Dear Sierra Vista Parents,

My name is Sylvia Concepcion Rodriguez and I am thrilled to be your 1st grade teacher. This will be my eighth year teaching at Sierra Vista K-8 School.   I love to be part of this amazing K-8 School community.  I moved up to 1st grade during the pandemic and I truly love teaching this grade level.  I am so excited to work with first graders and eventually be able to see them get promoted to high school.  I have been an educator for 23 years and still love what I do.  This will now be my 4th year teaching firsties. I have taught K, K/1, 3rd grade, 4th, 4/5 combo, and 6th grade.    My mission as your child’s teacher is to assist him or her to continue the joy of learning and introducing the growth mindset that they have the ability to achieve. Also, that mistakes are little miracles that get us to grow.  I also teach that it is ok not to know something but “not to try” is not ok.  We teach the ideas of philanthropy, service learning and the strategies of AVID program, which are organizational and using strategies to get them ready for second grade and that will continue during their college and or career years. In my classroom not only is academics the focus but our social emotional growth is also a major focus.

I have a bilingual/bicultural teaching credential from California State University Sacramento. I also have an Administration Credential.   I love to teach reading and writing.  I can’t wait to help your child become a better reader and expose them to new reading and writing adventures.   I know where your child needs to go and value what they bring into the classroom.  I believe in parent partnerships.

I grew up in New York City, a city that never sleeps.  Perhaps that is why I am energetic and have a can do attitude.  I am a proud 1st generation Ecuadorean-American and enjoy teaching English as a second language.  I love to hike, camp, cook, read and spending time with my family.  When I am not planning lessons or looking at assessments I go to my strength, weight lifting and Zumba classes.  I also love to spend time with my family and my dogs Bandit and Jax.

 I believe in compassionate teaching and set high expectations for my students and myself.  I think it is important to work as a classroom family and again I value parent partnership.  We together will have that opportunity not only in first grade but across the grade levels to be connected and watch your child grow and learn until he or she leaves us for high school.  This year our community will have administrative changes, however our school has a strong foundation in serving our students and working collaboratively.  See you soon.


Ms. Rodriguez   

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