Mrs. Anne Camarena
My name is Anne Camarena, and I am the new kindergarten teacher here at Lourdes Catholic School. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to teach some of our youngest learners and help them feel a sense of community and love that shines at LCS! While kindergarten is new for me, the classroom is not. I attended Portland State University and George Fox University in Portland, Oregon and received my BA and MA in Elementary Education and Reading Interventions. After moving back home to the Quad Cities, I began teaching in the North Scott School District. I taught 4th grade for 4 years before stepping down to 3rd grade and teaching in that position for the next 4 years. In 2014, after having our 4th baby in 4 years (Ah!), my husband, Joe, and I decided it was time to stay home with those little ones and focus on being Mom for awhile. Those littles are now getting bigger! Taylor and Joseph are in 3rd grade, Brenna is in 1st grade, and Rhylee started kindergarten this year! All 4 of our children attended Lourdes for preschool and pre-k and are loving the start of their year at LCS this year! After subbing at Lourdes in many classrooms and teaching in 1st grade during Mrs. Little's maternity leave, I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have a classroom of my own at this fabulous school! In my free time, I spend a lot of time cheering on my childrens' and husband's sports teams, playing volleyball on my own team, reading great books, and spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and riding horses.