Welcome to first grade! My name is Christy D'Ambrosio (Mrs. D) and I am so excited to be a part of the Loomis Basin Charter School. What an amazing adventure this will be! I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and then relocated to the Granite Bay/Roseville area when I was 15 years old. After completing college and working in the business world, I realized I needed to be where my hearts desire was...with children! Shortly after completing the Teaching Credential Program, I became a mom, the greatest joy of my life. As a family, we enjoy traveling, camping, gardening, skiing, swimming, reading and most importantly learning! I feel it is a privilege to be an educator. One of the greatest joys in life is to watch a child grow and learn. I believe the perfect recipe for learning is to first provide a safe and loving environment, set the bar high, instill a love for learning, and to create challenging yet fun classroom experiences. As William Butler Yeats once said, "Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." I look forward to helping you ignite the fires within your children.