My name is Damian Arellano and I am very excited to be teaching third grade this year at JAA! I was born and raised in San Francisco. I have 4 children, 2 of which will be attending JAA this year! Kayla will be in 6th grade and Ashlyn will enter 4th grade. My daughter Lyla is currently in 1st grade at Gold Oak Elementary and my son Elijah will be entering kindergarten next year.
I have spent the last 13 years teaching 2nd grade at Zion Lutheran, the school me and my family attended as children. Before that, I taught 3rd grade in Phoenix and English Language Development in Marin County.
We are enjoying the sun and the wide open spaces in El Dorado County and I cannot wait to be a teacher and parent in this school community!