About The Teacher/TA's
Mrs. Julie Hogan
St. George Catholic School
Phone: (909) 984-9123
Hello and welcome to my Jr.Kindergarten website. My name is Mrs. Julie Hogan and I would like to share with you a little bit about myself.
I worked for twenty-five years with Lucky Stores while my children attended school. After they graduated from college, I decided, with the encouragement of my family, to finish my degree. While going to school, I began working at a preschool, which was always my first love; working with small children.
I started my second career as a Preschool teacher in 2002. I served as a teacher and Interim Director at a Christian preschool in San Bernardino that year.I later went on to be a two-year-old teacher in Highland, California. In fact, I still keep in touch with some of my former students and their families. I began at St. George and opened the Pre-Kindergarten program here in 2005. As I begin my twelfth year here, I am proud to be teaching what is now the Jr. Kindergarten program. The purpose is to transition young preschoolers into Kindergarten. I have a passion for working with preschool-age students. I am honored to have been entrusted with, and beginning a foundation for, your children's future.
I have attended numerous Early Childhood Development courses at Chaffey College and hold an Early Childhood Development Master Teacher permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. I received my B.A. in Early Childhood Education through Brandman University in Ontario in April, 2014. I received my PMFP in 2006 and my California Catechetical certificate in 2007. In March 2004, I attended the conference "Kindergarten, I'm Ready, So Here I Come!". I attended the Pasadena Autism Asperger's Conference in 2010 and an autism workshop, "I Won't and You Can't Make Me!" in November 2010. I also attending Training for our Super Kids Program. While attending Chaffey College, I attended several workshops on the "Week of the Young Child". I participated in the Gesell Institute of Child Development workshop and the first, second, and third California Teachers' Summits in 2015, 2016, and 2017. I completed the Renaissance Star course suite in January of 2017. I attended a Math workshop in June, Profound Mathematics, using reasoning strategies, and a workshop in July on The Power of Positive Reinforcement as well as a webinar, " What Stem is and Isn't". I have also been a Daisy Girl Scout leader over the last three years for our Troop, and now we will begin our Brownie Troop here at St.George.
I am proud of my recent award as the 2018 Distinguished Teacher of the Year for St, George as awarded by the Diocese of San Bernardino, Office of Catholic Schools. This is an affirmation of the quality of our Jr. Kindergarten program at St. George and the achievement of learning success I strive for in your children.
I have been married over 37 years and have 3 children who have all attended and graduated from St. Catherine of Siena school in Rialto are all now college graduates. During that time, I received the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year award in 2002. I was also Treasurer of the PTG and, later, a member of the School Board. My husband and I have been involved in our parish in Rialto since we moved there in 1981. We have served in various ministries including facilitating Baptism, Marriage Prep and Confirmation; as well as Eucharistic Ministry, Hospitality and Lectoring. I also served as a volunteer Catechism teacher there for over 20 years.
We have an granddaughter, Lela Marie, who turns 8 this April and a grandson, Joseph Patrick, who turns 7 in July. We also have another granddaughter, Sylvia Capri, that turns 5 this March. We were blessed with the birth of Jacob Isaac, our 4th grandchild, last October. Soon we will have another grandson, due June 6th. We envision that our children will appreciate the value of the quality Catholic education that they received, and will use that background in raising their own children.
Teaching the Whole Child:
I believe in teaching the whole child with age-appropriate curriculum. I feel the best way my students learn is with hands-on activities and lots of love.
Mr. Jordan :
Hello my name is Jordan Escandon, I am the TA for Junior Kinder. I have been working here at Saint George for the past three years. Along with being the TA for Junior KInder, I work in Daycare and help assist Mr. C with PE.
I attended Saint George School from 2002-2011. I played on the Saint George football teams from my fourth grade year to my 8th grade. During my eigth grade season, we went undefeated and won the ICSL championship. After Saint George, I attended Aquinas High School in San Bernardino. There I continued to play football and make memories with my friends. I am currently attending Chaffey College.
I am honored to be part of the process that will form your students into strong Catholic leaders.
"Faith, Family, Football."
Hello my name is Rosemary DeSantiago, I am The TA for Jr. Kindergarten. I have been working here at St. George for the last 15 years, I have also workied in the kitchen before I moving back to work with Mrs. Hogan in Jr. Kindergarten.
My husband and I have been married for forty-five years, we have 4 wonderful children and we are blessed with 13 grandchildren. Four of my grandchildren have attended St. George, one graduated and currently three are stll attending St. George.
I have also been named Women of The Year with the city of Ontario, and also Distinguished Staff of the Year here at St. George.
It is a blessing to be working with these precious little ones in Jr. Kindergarten, and helping the children grow into strong Catholic Leaders.