• 2nd Grade Instructional Team

    Ms. Jen Gilbert
    2nd Grade Instructor
    (760) 745-4931
    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.

    Mrs. Roylynne Casserly

    2nd Grade Instructor


    (760) 745-4931


    SPU 2nd Grade Website


    Degrees-  Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (San Diego State University)

    Credential- Multiple Subject​ Teaching ( California State University San Marcos)   

    Certifications- BTSA, CBEST, RICA, English Supplemental

    Teaching History-  3rd grade- 7 years/Kindergarten- 4 years/1st grade- 6 years (SPU)

    Classroom College Focus/Adoption- University of San Diego


    Teaching Mission & Vision

    My mission is to create a classroom atmosphere in which children are motivated to learn and grow and are treated with respect.

    My vision is to build each child’s strengths through multiple intelligences: visual, linguistic, musical, spatial, logical, kinesthetic, intrapersonal, interpersonal and naturalist. 


    Mr. John Mayo 
    2nd Grade Instructor
    (760) 745-4931
    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.