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Spotlight: Tonya Dysart

This week we are highlighting veteran 1st grade teacher, Ms. Tonya Dysart.


1. How long have you been a teacher at Loma Portal?
This is my second school year at Loma Portal.

2. How long have you been teaching?
I've taught for 15 years with SD Unified, all grades K-4. I am especially enjoying 1st grade this year. I get to see so much growth & progress!  

3. What is your favorite thing about our school?
I really appreciate the teamwork with my colleagues here.The teachers are great. I also appreciate the volunteers & support staff at LP.

4. What is something interesting that people might not know about you? 
I have a kitten. I love roller coasters. I am a cancer survivor.

5. Where were you born and raised? 
I was born & raised in San Diego. I actually went to Gage Elementary. I've lived in Pacific Beach for a number of years.

6. What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are reading, drawing/creating art, walking by the beach/bay, writing, & whale watching. I also love to rollerblade/bike.

7. What are some items on your 'bucket list?'
I've always wanted to visit baby elephant orphans in Kenya, try hang gliding or skydiving, and see whales up close in Hawaii & /or Alaska.