Employee Spotlight

Kristina South

Education Specialist

Kristina South

What did you do prior to SMCS?

I taught in the classroom all grades K-5 for 22 years.

How long have you been with SMCS?

This is my 9th year with SMCS

Where did you grow up?

Placentia CA, Orange County

Where did you go to college?

Fullerton College, Cal State Fullerton

Where do you live?

Lake Arrowhead

What areas do you serve for SMCS?

Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Highland, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Rancho Cucamonga

What do you think is/are the best thing(s) about SMCS?

The support and the encouragement to be the best we can be to our families, to our administration staff, to our colleagues, our peers, and to our community. We are encouraged to serve them all to the best of our ability and to support our parents who care deeply about their children and their education and to provide them with the best possible opportunities and curriculum to meet those needs and desires.

Do (did) you homeschool your kids?


What is your favorite curriculum?

Moving Beyond the Page

What is your favorite read aloud book?

Velveteen Rabbit

What is your favorite field trip?

Riley's Farm

What is your area of expertise?

Math and Reading/Writing

What is your dream summer vacation?

In an RV visiting places I've never been before throughout the US

What is your favorite subject to teach?

Toss up...I love BOTH ELA and Math!

What do you like to do in your free time?

Visit and explore new places and learn about them

What is something interesting about yourself that many people might not know?

I love to be creative and try new things and I love pie!!

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4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A
Placerville, CA 95667

Counties Served

Los Angeles
San Bernardino




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