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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science - San Jose State University Teaching Credential - Notre Dame de Namur University Yale National Initiative 2013, 2014, 2015 fellow - Yale University

Ms. So

WELCOME to our 2023-2024 School Year! 

My name is Ms. So. 

I love teaching at our school. This is my 20th year here at Mt. Pleasant Elementary. Mt. Pleasant is full of inspiring teachers, hard-working scholars, and their supportive families! Over the years of teaching Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade, I have been blessed by the rich culture in our school and community.

During my years here as a part of the Mt. Pleasant, and now MP/IJA family, I have enjoyed personal and professional growth opportunities which allow me to pour my love of teaching right back into empowering students in their academic and social/emotional journeys.

We have had partnerships with MPHS students, walking over to support and read with our students. We have reached out and brought joy through creating cards and art, and singing to elders at the Mt. Pleasant Nursing Center in our neighborhood. Our art and stories have been proudly displayed at the Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Public Library. We have taken walking field trips to neighborhood markets and libraries to meet our community members, while learning our grade level state standards. Each new year brings new opportunities for our scholars to blossom and grow.

When I am not working with my scholars and families, I love writing, reading, listening to inspirational music, adventuring with friends and family, trying new things, and relaxing at the beach! 

Our district is implementing a new platform of communication with families called Parent Square. Be on the lookout for a welcome post from me when it is up and running. I will also continue using Class Dojo and Email to stay in contact with you throughout this school year while we all gradually learn Parent Square. Please join me on Class Dojo to get class info, and contact me through messages. You can also contact me through my work email: jlizarraga@mpesd.org. Please contact me anytime with your questions, concerns, and ideas!