• First Grade

    Sharon Droege

    I teach 1st grade at Mission Viejo Elementary School. I have over 25 years in the education system.


    Taylor Jackson

    My name is Taylor Jackson and I teach first grade. I have been a classroom teacher for 8 years.I live in Centennial with my husband Justin, our two-year-old son Jude, and our dog Goose. My spare time is mostly spent with my family. My favorite pastimes include hiking, camping and reading.


    Jim Shannon

    Hello!  I am a "second career" teacher.  I have an MBA from CU in Boulder and a 12-year career with Shell Oil.  I pursued the dream of teaching in 2005, and I have been a classroom teacher in primary grade in Mission Viejo ever since.


    Karen Weingartner

     My name is Karen Weingartner. I am originally from the Seattle area, where I taught kindergarten for 9 years.  I have been at Mission Viejo for 7 years and taught kindergarten before moving up to 1st grade. 



Last Modified on January 11, 2024