Tonya has been at Northern Light School since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Studies from California State University, East Bay. She has her Masters in Education from Holy Names University and is currently finishing her multiple subject credential and Educational Therapy certificate. While here at Northern Light School, Tonya has been a member of the Montessori Preschool team, a first grade teacher and currently teaches third grade.
"I believe in academic success for all my students, but what is most important is that my students have a positive learning environment where they feel respected and loved. I strive for my students to always feel that they can experiment and try out new ideas without fear or failure, to build self-confidence so they will always dare to take risks."