Seventh and 8th grade World and US History teacher Alena Pettit started her career with Fairmont at the Prep Academy where she taught 7th, 8th, and 9th grade history for 5 years. She’s been with Mable Junior High for the past two years where, in addition to teaching history, she also serves as Yearbook Advisor and Pentathlon coach for 7th and 8th grade. Ms. Pettit earned her degree and California credential in Social Science from Cal State Long Beach. When she’s not preparing lesson plans, working on yearbook layouts or quizzing her pentathlon team members, she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, and watching movies. Her favorite part of teaching at Fairmont is getting a chance to bond with her students. “I love the interaction with the kids. Working at Fairmont allows teachers to have a personal connection to both the students and parents. Many of the teachers at Fairmont have created and maintained a lasting relationship with our students. I really enjoy it when my old students come back to visit,” she says.
Contributed by Karen, Mable campus