I am currently teaching fourth graders at Pioneer Elementary. I have been teaching for the past 16 years in this district. For the past eight years, I have taught 4th grade. I love teaching, and one of my greatest joys is seeing my students succeed and watching them develop a love of learning.
I have been married for 14 years and I have a five-year-old son, Garrett. My husband is a 7th grade teacher at Pioneer also. He teaches math and science. I have three nephews, Dominic, Dylan, and Leo and a niece, Norah. My mom and brother live in Mississippi and my stepmother lives in Virginia. At home, we have a tabby kitty named Stinky and a boxer/bull mastiff named Scooterpie.
I grew up in Richmond, Virginia. I went to Virginia Commonwealth University and I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I moved to San Diego and got my teaching credential from San Marcos State University. After meeting my future husband, we moved to the Sacramento area and I worked to get my Special Education Credential. I taught special education for four years.
My family loves to spend time in Tahoe riding bikes, playing in the snow, going for walks, and reading. We also love to travel whenever we can. We are planning a trip to New Zealand and Canada. We also have a new travel trailer and like to go camping in the summer. In addition, I enjoy hanging out with my girlfriends, taking Scooterpie for walks, hanging out at a pool in the summer, watching movies, and eating out. My favorite color is blue and my favorite number is eight. I like sushi from Mikuni’s and the French toast that they serve at the Tower Café. I just discovered Dutch Brother’s coffee and I am now a regular.
I love working at Pioneer school. We get to teach kindness, growth mindset, and art in addition to core subjects. It is my job to teach kids how to be better people and to believe in themselves. I think I have the best job there is. I sometimes feel like pinching myself because I cannot believe how lucky I am.
Hi, my name is Alicia Todd and this is my 20th year of teaching. This is my sixth year at Pioneer and I absolutely love teaching here. I enjoy the relationships that I have started building with the students and families here at Pioneer. I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second, and now Fourth grade. I have been married for 17 years and have two beautiful daughters. Isabella is 16 yrs old and Jillian is 12. I love teaching, but when I am not, I LOVE to read, cook, travel, and spend time with my family. It is my goal as your child's teacher to inspire him/her to extraordinary achievement every day and help them become the best at what they do both socially and academically.