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Linda Rasmussen

Highland Ranch Elementary School
My name is Linda Rasmussen. I teach third graders at Highland Ranch Elementary School and I’m a former Teacher of the Year for Poway Unified School District. I am also a Teacher Ambassador for the Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) for California. This is my 33th year of teaching and making discoveries with my students.  Science and nature are the backbone of our learning day. I weave together language arts, math, social studies, physical education, art and music around this central theme. My goal is to open up the world to my students by getting them excited about what is outside our classroom door.  The more they understand about the plants, animals, geography, and the people in our world, the more they will care about protecting it. My wish for my third grade students is that they will become intelligent, compassionate champions of the world.