1st Grade - Mrs. Zoya Salameh
Hello Beresford Families!
I really love being one of the first grade teachers at Beresford Elementary School. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and attended elementary school in Daly City, where I grew up. I am passionate about teaching and truly cannot see myself doing anything else. I have taught Kindergarten through fifth grade in both private and public schools. However, most of my teaching has been in the San Mateo-Foster City Schools at Parkside, Lead, and Beresford Schools. I have served as a literacy coach for our school district and at Lead Elementary, but my true passion is working with our wonderful children as their classroom teacher.
I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and an Administrative Credential. I also completed my Montessori Certification for children ages 6-9. I absolutely love to learn all things and continue to take classes around math and literacy. However, one of my favorite classes is piano class where I can learn songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “Pachelbel Canon.”
I enjoy traveling with my family. I have been to Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan for extended periods and have traveled to New York and Europe for shorter periods of time. But I must say, my heart is in the San Francisco Bay Area because I really am a homebody. I live in San Mateo with my wonderful husband and daughter, and teach Sunday School every Sunday morning, where I sometimes see Beresford students.
In my free time I enjoy reading, talking about books, sampling various desserts (mostly chocolate chip cookies) with my daughter, and going on walks with my husband, daughter, and very fluffy dog, Buster.
Mrs. zoya salameh
First graders are expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes every night in addition to the weekly math homework