Phone: (530)582-2650 ext. 26144
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Denise Paquette
Hi, I'm Mrs. Paquette, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Truckee Elementary School community. Currently, I am lucky enough to "job share" with Mrs. Garcia in Kindergarten. I obtained a BA in Communication Studies from Sacramento State University and a Multiple-and-Single-Subject (Language Arts) Teaching Credential from National University. I began my teaching career in 2007 in Sacramento, California teaching 7th grade Language Arts/Social Science. Due to my love of the outdoors and the lifestyle of living in the mountains, I moved to Truckee in 2009. Since then I have substitute taught in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) and have been a Reading Specialist at a local public charter school for the past 8 years. In addition, I taught 3 years of Summer Scholars, K-Camp for TTUSD. I am dedicated to providing students with a safe and enriching learning environment that lends itself to motivated learners.
While I am not teaching, I am spending time outdoors with my two children and husband. During the winter we enjoy activities such as downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding and more. During the warmer months we are usually hiking, swimming, biking and camping all over California.