Phone: (970) 348-1143
Degrees and Certifications:
University of California Bachelor of Arts in International Relations California State University Teaching Credential
Welcome to Centennial Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Room 4! My name is Antoinette (or "Toni") Byrne, and I am delighted to be your teacher this year! I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for learning and life with you. Let me tell you a little bit about me. I was born in California and graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations in which my emphases were in World Politics, Spanish, and Italian. Because of my love for children and my passion for teaching, I returned to school and earned my teaching credential from California State University, Hayward. I have been teaching since 1992, and have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades; been a literacy support coach; and taught 3 years in Italy. Additionally, I have become "highly qualified" to teach linguistically diverse students in California and Colorado. I have spent most of my teaching career teaching Kindergarten. What a wonderful world Kindergarten is!
I live in Windsor with my wonderful husband. We enjoy spending time together. We like to do many things together like cooking; baking our own bread; gardening; attending community events; visiting with friends and family; reading; traveling; attending church services and events; hiking; remodeling our house; going to concerts; and going to the theater and watching stage productions. Some of my personal interests include taking exercise classes at the Windsor Recreation Center; running; dancing; coloring; listening to music; shopping at flea markets for antiques and items from Italy; visiting family and friends in California; and decorating our house.
Now that you know a little about me, I am eager to learn about you. I hope to meet you soon and begin getting to know you. I look forward to embarking on this incredible journey with you and exploring this Kindergarten world together!