My name is Katie Mullen and I feel truly blessed to work for the Fountain Valley School District. This is my 9th year in the district and I have had the pleasure of teaching Kindergarten and First grade here at Tamura. I earned my B.A in Liberal Arts at Vanguard University, in Costa Mesa, California, majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Sociology. I continued on at Vanguard to attain my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and my Master’s Degree in Education. I enjoy anything outdoors, I love to learn new things, and my happy place is in any National Park.
My name is Amelia Terich and I am thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten at Tamura. I began with Fountain Valley School District as a student teacher at Moiola and Cox and then received a teaching position at Newland for 3 years teaching 5th grade. I was involuntarily transferred to Plavan and then taught 5th grade for 8 years and was so honored to be Plavan’s Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012. I attended UCSB & UCI, and then received my teaching credential from Vanguard University where I am also going through my Masters in Education. It is my 17th year of teaching students in a classroom and I love Fountain Valley School District. I was also proud to hold the position of Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator for FVSD for 5 years and to work with all 10 schools in the district. I live in Fountain Valley with my family and my 3 children all attend FV schools. When I am not teaching Kindergartners in my classroom, you can often find me with a canvas and paintbrush in hand. I enjoy painting for clients and teaching wine & painting parties for adults and painting birthday parties for children.