Welcome to Ms. Vartia's Teacher Page
I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and attended Dayton, Washington Manor, and Arroyo High Schools, as did both of my daughters. I began my teaching career as a sixth grade teacher at Corvallis. After four years here, the district re-opened middle school, and I began teaching fifth grade at Dayton. I stayed there for sixteen years, then returned to Corvallis as a Teacher on Special Assignment for Literacy, which I’ve done for the last four years.
The moment when the “light bulb turns on” – that instant that a student understands.
I attended Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay), where I received my bachelor’s degree majoring in German and minoring in Sociology. I received my teaching credential from St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
Tips for Parents