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Second Grade


Ms. Chapman and her children
Hello! I am Valerie Chapman. I am looking forward to joining Pioneer this school year! This will be my 21st year as a classroom teacher. This will be my 8th year teaching 2nd grade. I hope to bring a love of literacy to my students. I have 3 children, ages 19,17, and 15. I enjoy attending my daughter’s softball games and spending time with my extended family.

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Christine Chellino

Hello, my name is Christine Chellino and I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year! 
This is my 23rd year of teaching and my fourth year at Pioneer.  
As part of my teaching philosophy, I am a firm believer in teaching the whole child. Teaching students skills such as kindness, empathy, perseverance, and resilience are just as important as teaching them to read and write. I also believe that the connection between home and school are very important.. 
I love spending time at home with my family. In addition to our two fur babies, my husband and I have a beautiful baby girl. She is an absolute joy. I am sure I will be sharing many stories about her throughout the year! 
If you ever need to reach me please feel free to email me. I will do my best to answer any questions or concerns within 24 hours of receiving your email. Thank you for your cooperation and support. We are going to have a great year! 


Ms. Romero
Hello! My name is Iliana Romero, and I am excited to be part of the 2nd grade team here at Pioneer Elementary this year! I know we will get to know one another throughout the school year, but here is a little about me. As for my educational background, I went to San Diego State University where I received my bachelor’s degree, and then to Grand Canyon University where I received my Master’s in Education. I am bilingual and speak Spanish. I was born and raised in Southern California and have been a Northern California resident for over a year! Outside of school, you can find me at the gym, trying new restaurants, or hanging out with family and friends. I have a 7-month chocolate lab named Cooper that I’m sure everyone will hear all about. I look forward to meeting you all and to an exciting year!