Hello! My name is Kimberly Velasquez and I absolutely love teaching 3rd grade at Gateway! I have been at Gateway since 2019, where I was a long-term substitute for a variety of grade levels. In 2021, I was lucky enough to get my dream position of teaching 3rd grade full time. I've learned so much and can't wait to experience another year of teaching & learning!

I'm originally from Tracy, CA and moved to Rocklin, CA to attend William Jessup University where I received my Bachelor's in Liberal Studies and multiple subject teaching credential. It's been such a cool experience for me to end up working at such a great school that is down the street from my college!

My husband, Manny, and I got married in November 2021. We are excited to move into first home in Roseville this summer! Since we are both not originally from this area, we love to explore around the Sacramento area to find new places and restaurants. I also love to spend time with friends & family, travel, watch movies, and go to see musicals any chance I can. 

I am looking forward to meeting your family, making meaningful connections with your kids, and watching them learn & grow throughout the year. My #1 priority is for students to feel that they are in a safe, loving environment where they are heard, supported, & accepted. Here's to an incredible year in 3rd grade! :-)