Welcome to Science Lab! I am beyond thrilled to be back again for my sixth year here at AVCS. My name is Mrs. Kelly Gomez and I am blessed to be a part of the AVCS staff, families, and students here.
I was born and raised in California and attended Liberty Christian School in Huntington Beach before attending college at California State University of Fullerton. I earned my B.A. in Communicative Disorders for Speech Therapy, but ultimately knew my place was to be in a classroom. I earned my teaching credential from California State University of Fullerton and worked in Irvine Unified School District for 3 years before going back to California State University of Fullerton to earn my M.A. in Education. I have taught 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade in Irvine Unified School District, taught 4th grade at Red Hill Lutheran School in Tustin, and taught 4th and 3rd grade here at A.V.C.S.
I have a tremendous passion for teaching children and place a high standard on education. I believe that all children can learn when given the right tools and a dedicated teacher. I believe a classroom is a place where all children need to have equal opportunities to show their individual strengths and build and connect upon their unique differences. I believe that education and learning should be fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. I view education as a partnership between the home, the school, and the community.
I live in Rancho Mission Viejo with my husband David, my daughter Gabriella, who also attends A.V.C.S., and my dog, Bella. As a family, we enjoy movie nights and camping in the desert.
I am extremely excited to be back again as part of the AVCS family and I look forward to a fun school year full of learning in the Science Lab.