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Mrs. Jolene Stratford

I am so excited about beginning my third year teaching at E. Hale Curran!  I have been teaching in the classroom for 24 years.  I have taught third, fourth and fifth grades as well as English as a Second Language for the Murrieta Valley Adult School.  For six years prior to  coming to E. Hale Curran I was teaching 4th and 5th grade at JCS Pine Hills Academy in Temecula.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governor's University. 

My husband Randy and I have raised our family here in Murrieta for the last twenty-nine years.  We love it here! Our five oldest children all graduated from Murrieta Valley High School and our youngest daughter is currently a Senior there.  We have eleven grandchildren.   Besides visiting my children and grandchildren as often as I can, I love to hike, read books and float in my pool!  I also love to have a beach day when I can find the time.

I am passionate about teaching and love my students. I try to create a hands-on, engaging learning environment and do my best to foster a  growth mindset.  In my class we don't say, "I can't do it."  We say, "I can't do it YET." 

I am so excited to teach third grade for the 2023-24 school year!  I can't wait to meet my new students and their families!