Keliana Betanzos

1st Grade Teacher

Miss Betanzos is thrilled to be joining our First Grade team this year. She is eagerly diving into the material to plan for an amazing year. Miss Betanzos was born and raised in San Diego, and has grown up in Point Loma. She was raised in a loving home with a wonderful family and community who blessed her with finding the love of Jesus at a young age. Miss Betanzos loves to fill her days spending quality time with friends and family, surfing, going on long walks, and cooking! She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in Point Loma where she grew deeper into the community by becoming a resident assistant, serving those around her and instilling the love of Christ to all. She completed her schooling earning her B.A. in Cross Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education with a concentration in Human Development. Miss Betanzos adores children and knew God called her heart to teaching. She firmly believes that the Lord has equipped her with a heart for kids, and an enthusiastic attitude to spread the joy and love of the Lord to others, and to encourage them to do the same in their own lives. She is delighted and feels so fortunate to teach at a school where she can publicly declare her love for Jesus and her passion for teaching. Miss Betanzos hopes that every student, faculty and staff, parent, and really any person she comes into contact with feels loved, known, encouraged, and safe. She is looking forward to creating a space of inclusivity, kindness, and respect for the year!

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” 
Isaiah 41:10