My name is Charlotte Crandall, and this is my first year teaching at Manzanita. I have taught kindergarten, second, and fourth grades in the past, and am excited to be in third grade this year. I have always enjoyed being around kids, so I was naturally drawn to become a teacher. Once in the classroom, I fell in love with childrenís literature and teaching reading. So, I completed a Masterís Degree in Reading Education and am now a licensed reading specialist.
I am a military spouse to my husband of 9 years. We have two children, a four-year old boy and an almost 2 year-old girl. We have had the adventure of living in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, Italy, and now California.
When Iím not in the classroom, I enjoy playing with my kids, traveling, playing and watching sports, going to the beach, cooking, and cake decorating.