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About the Teacher & Quicklinks

Mrs. Theresa Saavedra

mrs Saavedra

  • This is my 4th year teaching at Durham Elementary School.
  • I have been a teacher in California for 18 years. I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade with the majority of my experience being a 2nd grade teacher. 
  • I was born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from the University of California, San Diego.
  • My favorite subjects to teach are Math and Social Studies.
  • I can speak and understand a bit of Spanish.
  • I had my 1st child in 2016. Marissa is now 3 years old.
  • I enjoy singing, hanging out with my family, and watching movies. I really like Reese’s buttercups.

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Human Development
Multiple Subject teaching credential


Please consider purchasing these items for our classroom. Thank you so much!


Please make sure to download the ClassDojo app and create an account to stay up to date on events and information in our classroom.  This is also a perfect way for us to maintain communication. 


You can place your orders online by using my class activation code: LTTZY

Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar.

Order will be placed at the beginning of each Month :)


Our school has created an IXL account for your child to use. IXL provides an immersive learning experience with an unmatched breadth and depth of standards-aligned content. With IXL, every lesson you teach will be reinforced by interactive questions, vivid visuals, and step-by-step explanations—all to engage and inspire your students!