Ms. Lizette Wancho » Biography

Biography

Hello! My name is Lizette Wancho and I am so grateful to be teaching third grade. I was born and raised in San Diego and therefore am passionate about the community development of this area. I believe that through education, we as a community can achieve great things. 

This is my 2nd year at LdVCS and my 4th year teaching elementary school -aged children. Before coming to LDVCS I taught with San Diego Unified at Franklin STEAM Magnet and was the librarian for 3 years at Sherman Elementary. I have experience as a fourth grade teacher and a literacy support teacher from kinder through 5th grade.

Prior to my career in education I dedicated myself to helping low-income and at-risk families at Neighborhood House Association Head Start. There, I was a supervisor helping families attain free or low-cost child care and finding resources to meet their goals.   I earned my B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Spanish Literature and Global Studies in 2007. I later obtained my Master’s degree in Education alongside my teaching credential program in 2013 through Grand Canyon University.

 I love music, running, dancing, practicing yoga and being in the outdoors. When I am not working I enjoy traveling to near and far places. 

 

Ms. Wancho's Education Pathway:

 

  • Head Start Home-Base (preschool)
  • Hardy Elementary (K-3rd, 5th grade)
  • Foster Elementary (4th grade)
  • Lewis Middle School (6th-8th)
  • Hoover High School (9th-12th)
  • University California, Los Angeles  (UCLA 2007) 
  • Spanish Literature major and Global Studies minor                                                                              
  • Grand Canyon University (GCU 2013)
               Master’s Degree in Elementary Education concurrently obtained Teaching Credential
 
"Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life." --Shakuntala Devi