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Kim Castagna

Kim Castagna

6th Grade Math/Science/Computer Teacher,
Carpinteria Middle School

CalTAC MEMBERS
2017

Andy Kotko (CalTAC Chair)
Folsom Cordova Academy for Advanced Learning
Darrel James (CalTAC Vice Chair)
Fred C. Beyer High School

Jeff Bradbury
Cerritos College
Kim Castagna
Carpinteria Middle School
Megan Cook
Cordova High School
Marilyn Garza
Santa Barbara Junior High School
Susan Kunze
Bishop Unified School District
Arthur Lopez
Sweetwater High School
Dena Lordi
Diamond Bar High School
Zovig Minassian
Glendale High School
Octavio Rodriguez
Sequoia High School

Kim Castagna is a 6th grade math, science and computer teacher at Carpinteria Middle School. For over 32 years, she has taught in both elementary and middle schools in California and New Hampshire. Her B.S is from CSU Fresno and her M.A. is from Fresno Pacific University. In 2006 she received the California Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence and was thrilled the nomination came from two of her sixth grade students.

Kim is a National JASON trainer who trains other teachers to utilize the JASON science curriculum. She is a teacher leader for Santa Barbara/Carpinteria Science Matters, which is designed to increase science content knowledge and NGSS utilization for 4th – 6th grade elementary teachers. She has presented at local, state and national science conferences. Her teaching expertise has been shared with prospective teachers completing their student teaching and beginning teachers completing their credentials. Kim has been featured on the local education television channel many times by being interviewed by the county superintendent of schools regarding education issues. In addition, her hands-on classroom practices have been featured demonstrating creative teaching methods.

Castagna joined CalTAC in 2015.


Updated 2/13/15
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