Welcome to fourth grade! My name is Ermita Metoyer, and this is my 14th year teaching and my 9th year at Sienna Crossing Elementary. I look forward to another fantastic year of watching my students grow academically and socially.
I was born in Tallahassee, Florida, graduating with honors from Florida State University High School. After graduation, I attended Vanderbilt University where I earned a B.A. in English and Spanish. I was recruited by Teach for America during their inaugural year, and earned my teaching certificate through the Los Angeles Unified School District. I taught in bilingual classrooms in Los Angeles and San Diego Unified School Districts. While in Los Angeles, I attended UCLA, where I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies.
I married my college sweetheart and lived in San Diego for 20 years. We have 3 beautiful girls: Gabrielle, Sophia and Leea. Gabrielle is a graduate student at Emory University; Sophia is a Sophomore at U of H and Leea is a Sophomore at Ridge Point High School. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy learning about different cultures (¡Hablo español!), reading, traveling, interior design, and watching whatever cool British import series on PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre!
I have a love for academic growth and an appreciation for the parent-teacher partnership that makes it all possible. Each year, I encourage my class to pursue excellence every day, and that growth is the goal! We work hard, and have fun! It’s great to be a Gator!