Second Grade

Mrs. Fumiko Leamy

Phone: 510-724-0242 x105


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Mrs. Fumiko Leamy

Hello, and welcome to the Second Grade page! My name is Mrs. Leamy, and I am excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year!

This year will be my seventh year of teaching and of those, 5 years were spent teaching in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, where I received excellent training and mentoring. Because I have taught first and third grade before, I feel right at home in second grade.

I came back last year to St. Joseph School to be closer to home, but I feel very blessed to be teaching in my own parish. Life is more simple when work and personal life parallel each other. I believe in educating the whole child, and the fact that my daughter graduated from St. Joseph School and Salesian High School, is a testament to my belief in Catholic education.

In the classroom, I set high expectations for my students, but strive to create a safe, nurturing environment to foster enduring positive attitudes about learning. I use many instructional strategies so that every student can experience success. Students learn to set learning goals and reflect upon their work—they acquire a growth mindset. With the growth mindset, “I can’t do it” is rephrased with “I can’t do it yet.” The power of “yet” is remarkable.

On a personal note, I have a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and California Multiple Subjects Credential from California State University, East Bay. I have a clear credential and an English Learner Authorization. I also have an associate’s degree in fashion design from FIDM, and teaching is my second career. I ddin’t discover my love for teaching young children until when I was in my forties!

I thank you in advance for entrusting me with your most precious possession. We’ll have a great year, but equally certain is that COVID-19 will challenge us. However, through Mrs. A’s leadership and close communication with you, we will partake in educating your child as Partners in Mission.

My prayers for your safety,

Mrs. Leamy