Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Teachers


David De Vore
I come from a family of teachers (Father, Mother, Sister, etc.).  I guess it is in the blood.  I have been teaching at Torrey Pines for 26 years in fifth grade.  Before that I taught second grade for one year at Loma Portal.  I also taught English for a year and half in Japan prior to that.  I really enjoy creating curriculum and begin creative to bring fun and engagement to my class.  I think kids learn better when things are fun and presented in an active atmosphere.  Moments I also really enjoy are those when older students come back and visit to share all their successes. When I am not teaching, I am either spending time with my family, walking my dogs, or surfing.  

Michelle Nieto (4th & 5th Grade combo)
Being a teacher at Torrey Pines means being committed to meeting the needs of students through continual reflection, collaboration, problem -solving and team work. It means being committed to: continuous improvement and refinement of practice. It means being open, honest and kind.

Chris Ramirez
My name is Chris Ramirez, 5th grade teacher.  This is my twenty fourth year of teaching and sixteenth here at TPES.  

Robyn Spiegel  
(4th & 5th Grade combo)

I am so excited to be at TPES! I have been teaching and providing professional development for teachers and administrators for 20 years. Being in the classroom with my students is such a highlight. I feel so fortunate to get to call this work! When I’m not teaching, I love running, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. 

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