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Adams, Elka

Meet the Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Adams and I teach English. I joined the CPMA team in 2018 and I look forward to a fun, productive, and meaningful year! I hope you “scholars,” as Ms. Zauderer fondly calls our students, are ready for a year of learning. I’m excited to meet you!
Some highlights: I earned my MA at Chapman and my BA and credential from SDSU. In the summer of 2009, I attended the UCSD San Diego Area Writing Project which was inspiring to me as a writer. Years ago, I worked in a Montessori Preschool in Oslo, Norway. More recently, I’ve worked with partnerships in Linda Vista to bring financial literacy to students at Twain High School. Roadtrip Nation awarded me a grant to bring their bus to visit our school. In addition, I have taken students on field trips to the Old Globe, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park museums, and an historic tour downtown. One of my classes collaborated with the Balboa Park Rangers and cleared an area of nonnative plants and planted native plants. I could go on! There are so many adventures to be had!
A few of my favorite things:
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Season: Spring
Favorite Drinks: Latte, water
Favorite Foods: Green Grapes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!
Favorite Type of Animal: Cats
Favorite Hobby: Travel