Tuesday, November 16

FACULTY LOUNGE citron celebrates creative, experienced kindergarten teachers

Kindergarten is a special time in a child's life and Citron has some super special kindergarten teachers.

Dr. Janet Molina has 30 years of teaching experience with the last 20 years spent as a kindergarten teacher at the Citron campus. Janet has two children (both college graduates) who attended the Citron campus. She loves seeing the excitement in a student who first learns to read or one who begins to "think mathematically." Janet enjoys spending time with her family and attending USC games.

Citron has had the pleasure of having Ms. Karen Young at Fairmont for 29 years, all of which have been with kindergarten students. Karen was born and raised in San Diego, which is why her favorite teams are the Padres and the Chargers.  When you visit Room 2, you might notice items such as Annie, Woody, the Running Man, a miniature podium, and even a real stop light. All of which were made by Ms. Young’s dad. You will also notice a picture of Frank Sinatra, one of Karen Young’s favorite singers. If you are a student in her class you will learn to sing some of his classics. Karen’s hobbies include golfing and fishing.

In 1967, Mrs. Patsy Bauman attended Fairmont Private School for her kindergarten year. Thirty years later, she returned to Fairmont as an educator and has been at the Citron campus for 13 years. In addition to her love for children, both biological and those of the kindergarten variety, she enjoys her friends, home, garden, animals, nature, and baking. Mrs. Bauman is very artistic and it shows in her classroom and in the variety of fun activities she plans for her students.

We are so fortunate here at the Citron campus to have such experienced, passionate kindergarten teachers.  They have a lifelong love of learning and are happy to share it with anyone who visits their classrooms.

Contributed by Elly, Citron campus


  1. My son had the blessed opportunity to have Dr Molina for his most memorable Kindergarten experience. 2 years later, he still spouts facts he learned from her. She impacts every child she engages. She is a dear person and honored to call her my friend. All our love Christine & Kyle McCarthy

  2. Christine and Kyle, thanks for sharing this comment! We are so fortunate to have amazing teachers like Dr. Molina, and we are thrilled to hear that she made your son's kindergarten experience memorable.


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