Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Kris Milliken. Allow me to take a moment to introduce myself… This year will be my twelfth year teaching, and my sixth at Beverly Vista. I am very excited to be here and look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with your children. Previously, I taught 4th grade for five years in New York City, and spent a year teaching a 5th/6th grade combination class in Salinas, California. Regardless of where and what I have taught, my teaching career has been geared toward the empowerment of elementary school students. I have a very strong passion to make a difference in the lives of children and to motivate them to reach their full potential. I promise that I will always have your child’s best interests at heart and will work my hardest to help them learn and blossom into well-rounded, responsible, and successful individuals. If you’d like to get in touch with me for any reason at all, please feel free to send me a note, write me an e-mail, or call me with any questions or concerns that you may have. I can be reached over the phone at (310) 229-3669 ext. 3052 or via e-mail at email@example.com. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and to a wonderful and exciting 2016/2017 school year!