My name is Amelia Terich and I am thrilled to start my 10th year in fifth grade and my 7th year at Plavan. I began with Fountain Valley School District as a student teacher at Moiola and Cox and then received a teaching position at Newland for 3 years. I am currently at Plavan, love being a Panther and was so honored to be Plavan’s Teacher of the Year in 2011-2012. I attended UCSB & UCI, and then received my teaching credential from Vanguard University where I am also going through my Masters in Education. It is my 19th year in education, and my 15th year teaching students in a full time classroom. I am also proud to hold the position of Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator for FVSD and to work with all 10 schools in the district. I live in Fountain Valley with my family and my 3 children all attend FVSD schools. When I am not teaching 5th graders in my classroom, you can often find me with a canvas and paintbrush in hand. I enjoy painting for clients and teaching wine & painting parties for adults and painting birthday parties for children.