Phone: (530) 582-2650 ext:26109
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Mrs. Jamie Maitia
Fourth Grade Teacher
I have always had a passion for teaching. When I was attending college at California State University, Sacramento I worked at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center teaching children everything from kayaking and canoeing to water skiing and wakeboarding. I received my bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and continued working at the Aquatic Center for many years. After a while, I realized that I wanted to bring my passion for teaching into the classroom, so I went back to school to get my elementary teaching credential. Since receiving my credential, I have been working with children in various grade levels at Truckee Elementary and Alder Creek Middle School. Before moving to Truckee, I also spent some time working at an elementary school in the Sacramento area. I greatly enjoying working with all of the students and staff at Truckee Elementary and I am excited about the great learning that we all participate in every day. My favorite part of teaching is when students have that “ah ha” moment when they are learning something new and they finally understand it.
When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending most of my time outdoors with my husband and my dog, a springer spaniel named Nellie. In the warmer months I enjoy spending as much time as possible on the water wakeboarding, water skiing, and paddleboarding. I also like exploring our beautiful mountains by hiking, camping and mountain biking. In the winter months I enjoy snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.