Meet Tiffany Castillo, Kriscia Cabral, Megan Power, & David Fritch!

Mrs. Tiffany Castillo

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."  - Isaac Asimov

Previous School:
Monterey Ridge


Previous Assignment(s):
3rd Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
A macaron

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes, yum

Tell us about your superpowers.

Organizing, dancing, singing in the car, eating, and mothering

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
The possibilities

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Easygoing

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
The moment a student "gets" it, and I was there to share in their joy. 

What is your totem animal?

A WOLF! 37%

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?
Space

Favorite font:
DJ DOODLERS






Mrs. Kriscia Cabral (Kris-see-ya)
"Just Dance"  - Lady Gaga!
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud"  - Maya Angelou

Previous School:
Highland Ranch


Previous Assignment(s):
4th/5th Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?Playing football with pads. Seems like so much intensity and passion in every play!

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
My son and I do like an Apatosaurus (no utensils, just mouths #whatever it takes)

Tell us about your superpowers.
Joy is my superpower! I look for the bright side in all that I meet. I love to encourage. I love to dance especially TAP ...and flash mobs are so exciting! I love soccer. I love creating digital stories. Totally into quotes- they inspire me! Writing is my passion. Music sings stories in my heart. Big fan of the 90's and all things Pop Culture. Football and Baseball sports talk.

Favorite Board Game(s)
Popomatic Trouble (love the sound of the popping machine) Although I always wanted Mouse Trap as a kid- still haven't tried it

Storms - Cool or Scary?
So cool. I love the sounds.

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
Absolutely everything! The people the most, but the opportunity to change the world, #incredible

Who let the dogs out?
Probably my husband. He hates having a dog inside our house :(

What makes you laugh?
Conversations in general (With my own children, classroom children, and even with adults). Sarcasm always gets me. Animals that talk is the funniest thing.

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
Smiles on faces. Watching someone learn something new is a feeling like no other. Being a part of that learning, seeing the lightbulb shine bright.

What is your totem animal?
Not into animals, I do like ladybugs though.

Dream vacation spot
Somewhere that has lots of shade.

If you had a Magic School Bus, where would you take your students?
On a learning adventure. I would ask them where they would like to go, then fulfill the request of each student along the way.




Mrs. Megan Power
"To believe you can is everything"
I love inspirational quotes. Here is a simple one I had on my way as a kid!

Previous School:
Del Sur Elementary School

Previous Assignment(s):
Kindergarten

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?Skiing/snowboarding and traveling more to see the world

Tell us about your superpowers.
Believe that anything is possible, Facilitate young students to create amazing learning experiences, Believe the best in people, Passionate about many things, Inspire others

Favorite Board Game(s)
Any that makes my kids smile. Seeing my 3 year old's joy of playing Twister with Mommy, hearing his vocabulary grow playing Headbandz, and hearing his laugh when the buzzard goes off in Operation are priceless.

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
The people and the possibilities!

What makes you laugh?
My children and other little kids comments & discussions

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Passionate

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
The kids! Letting them figure out how important they are and how much they can do to make a difference in the world!

What is your totem animal?
Monkey

Dream vacation spot
Bora Bora or Tahiti 





Mr. David Fritch
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass

Previous School:
Oak Valley Middle School

Previous Assignment(s):
6th Grade

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
To be a part of an archeology dig.

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes

Tell us about your superpowers.
I believe my greatest superpower is building relationships.  I enjoy getting to know people and find out what their talents, and dreams are and helping them make the most of them.

Favorite Board Game(s):
The old favorites: Scrabble and Monopoly

Storms - Cool or Scary?
Way cool!  I am from the Midwest....storms rock!

What excites you the most about Design39Campus?
That we all have the opportunity to create something unique and special!  We are making change in education.

Who let the dogs out?
No dogs....just grown kids.  :)

What makes you laugh?
I can find the humor in most everything, but love when people can feel comfortable enough to laugh at themselves, that in turn makes me laugh.

What is one word that your friends would use to describe you?
Dependable

What is most rewarding about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?
Helping kids navigate the awkward stage of life called middle school!

What is you totem animal?
Grizzly Bear


Dream vacation spot:
New Zealand