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Degrees and Certifications:

BS in interdisciplinary studies- Early Childhood - 6th grade Certifications in ESL and GT

Mrs. Monica Castilleja

Monica Castilleja is beginning her tenth year teaching and it is her seventh year at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary. She has taught Kindergarten for two years and this will be her eighth year teaching 1st grade. Mrs. Castilleja graduated from Angelo State University with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6. She holds certifications in GT and English as a Second Language.

Mrs. Castilleja is married to her husband, AJ, who is a OR Nurse. Mrs. Castilleja also has a fun, loving, and energetic 4-year-old son named Tripp. He loves Superheroes and space. When not at school she loves to spend time with her family, being outside, going on trips and playing with her dog Annie. 

Mrs. Castilleja has a big passion for teaching. She strives to build a positive classroom community where students can blossom and grow. She is looking forward to a fantastic year in 1st grade!