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Mrs. Hartman's Class

About the teacher

This is my 20th year teaching 5th grade here at Pacific Rim.  I couldn't be happier.  I feel so lucky to be working with an amazing staff and fantastic students. Furthermore, I love the age group and the curriculum! 


On a personal note, I grew up in Carlsbad and went through the district as a student.  It is very fun to be working on the other side of things and serving the community I love.  This summer has been a nice opportunity to  spend time with my son, Van and my daughter, June. Van just started 8th grade, and June is in 3rd.  It's always tough saying goodbye in the mornings, but I couldn't ask for a better place to come to work.


When I am not teaching, I am traveling or enjoying our home in South Oceanside. As a family we love to camp, spend time at the beach, and work on our home and garden. I truly value being able to live and work in such a beautiful area. 

Mission for the Class

My mission for the class is to create a strong and respectful community where students feel comfortable sharing their creative thoughts and ideas. I would also like to prepare the students for middle school by focusing on responsibility, independence and organization. Lastly, I hope the students have a fun year that will encourage a life-long love for learning!

5th Grade Team