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Ember Crippen

The small class sizes at The Academy enable me to understand and appreciate my student’s developmental and confidence levels, and to challenge and support each child accordingly.
Ember Crippen has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Oregon State University and an M.S. in Elementary Education/Reading from Buffalo State University. She began her teaching career as a fifth grade teacher in a private school in Redondo Beach, CA in 1985. Since then, she has taught grades K-8 in both private and public schools. Her first kindergarten teaching experience was in Buffalo, New York in 1999, where she fell in love with teaching Kindergarten! Ms. Crippen has been teaching Kindergarten at The Academy School since 2003.