Welcome to Mrs. Stratford's third grade class!
Degrees and Certifications:
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!