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Katherine Butler Teacher

Emily Holtzclaw, Teacher

Katrina van der Linden, Teacher


 

Emily Holtzclaw

Emily Holtzclaw

I was born and raised in Santa Clara. Before earning my teaching credential and masters at San Jose State, I received my BA from San Francisco State in costume design and stage management. I worked around the bay area as a costume designer for a few years while also working at the YMCA. At the YMCA I worked with middle school aged kids in an after school program and summer camps. I started at Central Park as a student teacher in Kindergarten. I have been teaching at Central Park for 3 years. Outside of school I love exploring state parks, going to the beach, drawing, painting and ceramics. I have a wonderful kitten named Radio and I live with her in Santa Cruz. I am so grateful to be teaching at Central Park with such an amazing staff and community.


 

Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler

I grew up in Santa Clara and even graduated from Santa Clara High School!  I attended San Diego State for my undergrad. Before deciding to become a teacher and get my credential I was a Marine Mammal Trainer. I absolutely love Disney and being creative and try to bring that creative passion into the classroom.  I previously taught at Hughes for two years. I am so thankful to be apart of the Central Park Community for the last two years and looking forward to another great year being a Chameleon!


 

Katrina van der Linden

Katrina van der Linden

I grew up moving back and forth between the Bay Area and the Netherlands, and also lived in France and Norway. I came back to California to attend U.C. Berkeley. I love speaking various languages and learning more about them. I also enjoy traveling, reading, nature, hiking, and spending time with friends and family, especially my daughters and son. I have taught for 20+ years in grades K-5 and high school. I am passionate about project based learning and love helping students find a spark. I am thrilled to be a part of Central Park Elementary.