Hello! My name is Simone Banks and I am so excited for another amazing year in 2nd grade at HTeCV. I grew up in beautiful San Diego, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from San Jose State University in 2015 and a Master of Education in Teaching from Alliant International University. Through my time at SJSU, I developed a passion for working with students in both an educational and outdoor setting. I began my career working as a Swim Instructor for 3 years. After graduating from SJSU, I moved back to SD and decided to pursue an education career. I taught a wonderful Pre-school classroom for 2 years, and also worked as Physical Education teacher for 1 year. In 2016, I began my journey at HteCV as an Academic Coach in 1st grade. Since then, I have worked throughout the K-5 classrooms, and I have loved every minute of it. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my 3 sisters and relaxing at home. I am a huge Netflix & Hulu fan! I also love to swim, go to the beach, cook, shop, and nap. I am so excited to continue my journey teaching with the amazing High Tech community.