McKenna VanDillen

6th Grade Teacher

McKenna is originally from Florida, where she was raised by two Christian educators- sparking her love for learning from an early age. While working with her youth group in college and seeing the impact of adult investment in teenagers’ lives, she realized God was calling her to teach. She has taught middle school for 6 years in Florida, and is relocating to the San Diego area this summer from Tampa. She firmly believes in relationships, creativity, and high expectations in the classroom, where she emphasizes hands-on learning and retrieval practice strategies to ensure each student feels confident in their ability to grow and learn.  

Life is a gift; let us live it well for Him. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15