1st Grade - Mrs. Zoya Salameh

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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.  

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Mrs. zoya salameh



Upcoming Events

 August 17th- First Day of Distance Learning

Homework Policy

First graders are expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes every night in addition to the weekly math homework