Hello Gator Families!  Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me … 

Although this is only my third year at Rocklin Academy Gateway, I have over 23 years of teaching experience at the secondary level, including college instruction as well.  I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and went to college at the University of CA, Santa Barbara.  I have a Master’s degree in Education as well as a Master’s in Sociology.  My Master’s research and thesis focused on how parental involvement affects the academic achievement and self-esteem of students at the secondary level.

I am the proud mom of two 13 year old daughters.  My 9th grader Jenna is absolutely amazing and blesses my life every day with her genuine spirit, love, fun nature, and wisdom!  Additionally, in 2017 Jenna and I opened our home and hearts to welcome Serenity to our family.  We were honored to permanently adopt her 3 years ago. She is now an 8th grader and an incredible girl whose positive energy, resiliency, and huge heart make her easy to love!  

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my extended family during weekend getaways; anywhere we can squeeze in a new adventure!  We are a very active household with fall, spring, and summer softball.  I coach my girls who play on the same competitive team.  We also enjoy water sports, snowboarding, hiking, and ropes courses.  Camping is a must as we LOVE boating and campfires!  We also love to travel as much as possible and usually fly out for new experiences during both fall and spring breaks.  However, we also love quality family time at home such as board games, movies, long walks with our dogs, bike rides, and cooking together.

With such diversity in my life, I am bound to connect with students on some level and I look forward to building relationships with them and learning and growing alongside each one of them!  Cheers to building our Gator community to be the best we can be!  

Mitzi Missio

7th gr. History

7th & 8th gr. Academic Seminar

Service Leadership

Theater/Performing Arts

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