Hello! My name is Mrs. Gross. I am excited to be a Panther and teaching at Pioneer School. I began my teaching career in 2006 and have taught both 5th and 6th grades. I love teaching and helping students learn new things each day. My goal as a teacher is to help my students achieve success academically while also building good character and working to become a productive and respectful member of society.
When I am not in my classroom working with students you can find me relaxing at home or doing things with my family and friends. I am married to my wonderful husband who stands by my side every step of the way. I love being outdoors and being active any time of year. A few activities that I enjoy include camping, spending time on our boat/kayaks, cruising our classic car, taking day trips and admiring the beautiful sights all around me.
I believe in the power of a strong and positive role model and strive each day to be the best human I can be.
My door is always open to students and families past, present or future!
My name is Candace Jowers and I am a 6th grade teacher at Pioneer. This is my second year at Pioneer and my tenth year of teaching elementary school. I graduated from San Diego State University and received my Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University. My husband John and I have two children- a five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, and they keep us very busy! My life is teacher by day and soccer mom by night. When I have time to myself, I enjoy cooking, crafting, reading, and running. More than anything in the world, I want to fill my life with bold, happy experiences. I hope to travel everywhere, taste everything, and spend as much time as possible with the people I love and admire. I can’t wait to see you around Pioneer!