Hello. My name is Deborah Bocanegra and I have been teaching since the 2004-2005 school year, after completing many years in recruitment; international oil industry; computer and peripherals distribution; electrical product distribution, purchasing, and warehouse/office management, and the automotive industry (Hyundai Motor America). Currently I am teaching at the fifth grade level, but have taught fourth grade as well. The concepts of “responsibility and results” and “productive struggle” are continually reinforced in the classroom. These two ideals in combination help students with their organizational skills and priorities, academics, and volition. Expectations for the students are high but not unreasonable, and as a result, at the end of the school year, it is exciting and promising to realize all the wonderful growth the students have achieved.