Name: Mrs. Shannon Korby Trocha

Hometown: born in San Bernardino, CA, grew up in Phoenix, AZ

Years teaching: 10

My favorite activity/subject in Kindergarten: art/music

Favorite thing about San Diego: beach

Family: Married for 13 years to husband Kris, we have a 4 1/2 year old daughter Campbell, my parents retired and moved from Phoenix to San Diego 2 years ago, my older brother lives in Phoenix, and I’m going to be an aunt for the first time in November when my sister-in-law and her husband have a baby.

How do I nurture inquiry: Kindergarten is all about Inquiry.  Everything is new to them and they are excited to explore and discover the world around them.  I hope to help foster this excitement and encourage them to try and discover every new thing around them!

Hobbies in my free time: What free time? (ha ha) I love playing with my daughter! We have excellent princess parties and tea parties.  I enjoy movies, going to the beach, shopping and spending time with my family.

Travels for IB: I was given the opportunity to go to St. Petersburgh Beach, Florida last May for the Primary Years Program training.

Why McKinley: I was excessed from my previous school, Nye Elementary after being there for the last 7 years.  I am friends with Mrs. Mellos and when I told her that I was in need of a new school, she told me she thought there would be openings at McKinley last year and she was right!  It is my new home and I love it here!

Word of advice: Stay positive, follow the rules, and always do your best!

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