Blue Oaks Staff

Roseville City School District
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Sarah Hernandez
4th Grade Teacher

About Me

This is my 12th year teaching and my first year in the Roseville City School District. I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. My family recently relocated from the Bay Area and I am excited to join the district and the staff at Blue Oaks Elementary. I am married with two children who are also attending Blue Oaks. My daughter is in 3rd grade and my son is in first grade. I am amazed by our wonderful staff who are dedicated to teaching the students here at Blue Oaks.

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Jennifer Fregeau
ASD 4/5 Teacher

About Me I have been a teacher in special education for 16 years. My husband and I moved to Roseville in 2016. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this amazing community. I  decided that I wanted to be a teacher when I was in kindergarten. Throughout my school years, my teachers were always a very important part of my life.  After college, I worked for Verdugo Hills Autism Project in Southern California as an ABA (applied behavioral analysis) assistant. During this time, I worked with children on the Autism Spectrum.

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Mindy Corr
4th/5th Grade Teacher

About Me

This is my 18th year teaching in the Roseville City School District. I have taught 4th – 6th grades and love pieces of each one. I attended UC Davis for my Bachelors of Science in Human Development and then CSU Sacramento for my teaching credential.

I am married and have two children, Emily (13) and Sarah (8). Emily is in 8th grade and Sarah is in 3nd at Blue Oaks. I am constantly amazed with the professionalism at Blue Oaks and the wonderful families, and I am so thankful to be a part of it.

(916) 771-1700 ext 32124
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Kerrie George
Library Media Specialist

About Me:

Hello!  I’ve been proudly serving as Blue Oaks’ Librarian for the past 5 years and love doing it!  I also have 3 daughters who attended Blue Oaks for 8 years.  Prior to being a librarian, I worked in Marketing & Sales Administration in the tech and food industries after receiving my BA in Communications & Business Administration at UCLA.  I went from a “Bruin” to a Blue Oaks “Bear”!  If you ever need a book, come and see me!    

(916) 771-1700 ext 32325
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Ken Kikosicki
5th Grade Teacher

About Me

I have been teaching for 21 years. I started my teaching career in Connecticut (Madison and East Haven), and have worked in New Hampshire (Rochester), Southern California (Pasadena) and, for the last 13 years, at Blue Oaks. I am married and have three beautiful kids. We divide our time between Auburn and Lake Tahoe (Tahoma) and enjoy hiking, swimming, and skiing together. 

(916) 771-1700 ext 32119
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Nicole Leeth
1st Grade Teacher

About Me

Hi my name is Nicole Leeth.  I started teaching in 2000.  I have been teaching at Blue Oaks in First Grade since 2006.  I previously taught Second Grade in the Los Altos School District.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential at San Jose State. After I started teaching, I went back to San Jose State and completed a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading and a Reading Specialist Credential. I absolutely love teaching reading to my students.

I have one daughter and one son.

(916) 771-1700 ext(32110)
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Darrin O’Connor
5th Grade Teacher

About Me

As a Placer County native and Roseville High graduate, I am thrilled to be teaching in my old stomping grounds for the Roseville City School District.  My love of teaching is fueled by the philosophy that if a student is happy, the learning will come easy; so, I work hard to create an environment that is positive and safe for all of our learners. My door is always open, so drop in sometime.

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Jessica Orender
2nd Grade Teacher

About Me

I am a teacher at the beginning of my career with a passion for learning and growth! I love students and differentiating instruction and learning through G.L.A.D, technology and Depth and Complexity Icons. I love learning and sharing that excitement with students and colleagues. I hope to not only teach students valuable academic concepts, but also encourage students socially, teach them valuable information to be healthy individuals and give them tools to encounter life’s ups and downs with confidence! I love making learning engaging and fun!

(916) 771-1700 ext. 32113
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Courtney Penders
TK Teacher

About Me

This is my nineteenth year of teaching and I have been fortunate enough to be at Blue Oaks since it opened in 2003. I taught many years in first and second grade and have loved teaching Transitional Kindergarten for the last four years. I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. I also received my teaching credential and Masters in Education from CSUS.

(916) 771-1700 ext.32106
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Mrs. Karen Weiss
4th Grade Teacher

 

About Me

Welcome to First Grade! It is going to be a fantastic year. I am looking forward to being a part of your child’s learning. They will amaze us with their reading, writing, math and personal development. 

Teaching Philosophy

All children can learn.  Students will learn best in a socially and emotionally positive learning environment.  

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Kayla Hubbard
3rd Grade Teacher

About Me

I am 27 years old and am entering in on my third year of teaching! I graduated from Sonoma State and Sacramento State. Teaching is my dream career that I wanted since I was 8 years old! I am a retired hair stylist, but got to make people feel beautiful while I made my way through college! My pride and joy is my 4 year old, orange kitten, named Punkies. Don’t worry, you will hear all about him! I love to work out, lift weights, paint, do DIY projects, watch funny (and scary!) movies, hike in beautiful nature, travel the states, and go to the lake!

(916) 771-1700 ext. 32117