San Pasqual Union School District

2nd Grade Instructional Team

Ms. Jen Gilbert
2nd Grade Instructor
(760) 745-4931
SPU 2nd Grade Website= 
Degrees-  Bachelors in Studio Art with Psychology Minor ( Chico State University)

Credential- Multiple Subject​ Teaching ( San Diego State University, Chico State University, Santa Clara University)

Certifications- SDAIE /CLAD certificate, V.A.P.A. teacher

Teaching History- Preschool through 8th grade- 8 years (5 schools in Northern California & San Diego/North County), 1st, 2nd and 4th- Grade 4 years (Escondido Union School District), Preschool Assistant Teacher- 1 year (RBCPC), Preschool-8th grades Substitute teacher- 1 year (SPU)

Classroom College Focus/Adoption- Chico State University

Teaching Mission & Vision

I strive to provide a safe, caring and engaging learning environment for each child. Preparing each student with the necessary tools and resources needed for a successful academic year is a top priority. Building a strong sense of self confidence, creativity, along with a positive work ethic is of equal importance in my teaching philosophy and style.
I seek to create a successful and valuable learning environment for my students. My goal as their teacher: Valuing the different learning styles of my students, meeting each child where they are, moving them forward with solid academic and social growth, while building a solid foundation of good character for their future.

Ms. Jen Michalski 
2nd/3rd Grade Combo Instructor
(760) 745-4931
SPU 2nd Grade Website= 
SPU 3rd Grade Website= 
Degrees- Bachelors in Education, Masters in Elementary Education (University of Connecticut)

Credential- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 

Certifications- CLAD, NCLB

Teaching History- 3rd Grade- 1 year/2nd Grade- 6 years (SPU), 2nd Grade- 1 year ( Lieder Elementary School, Houston, TX) 

Classroom College Focus/Adoption- University of Connecticut 

Mr. John Mayo 
2nd Grade Instructor
(760) 745-4931
SPU 2nd Grade Website= 
Degrees- Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Ball State University), Master of Arts in Education (Western Michigan University)

Credential- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (National University)

Certifications- Reading Specialist Credential (State of California)

Teaching History- Primary grades- 22 years (21 years at SPU), Reading Specialist

Classroom College Focus/Adoption- ​University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA) Bruins

Teaching Mission & Vision

My mission as a second grade teacher is to motivate, encourage, and support students by providing a safe, secure, and trusting classroom environment.  It is my goal that all of my students learn to their highest potential.  

My vision is a classroom where all of my students develop the curiosity to seek knowledge on their own and have the courage to try new things and strive to be the best they can be.