Transitional K/Kindergarten

 Mrs Gunn


To be a teacher at Torrey Pines is to be a part of a family. A family of educators that want the very best for their students and with very hard work, collaboration and flexibility they give it their all each and every day. To be a teacher at Torrey Pines is to be proud. 
Christine Gunn


Mrs W

To me it means that for 180 days out of the year, I get to do something I love and that makes me happy!   TPES is a very special school because it's a place of learning and community, 17 years ago when I stepped on this campus as a parent and most days since, I have always felt the energy and good vibes. Being a teacher at TPES allows me to make a positive difference in people’s lives and that means a lot to me.
Sarahbeth Wintringer


Mrs Huynh

Kindness, empathic/compassionate, and being positive are among some of the qualities of a teacher at TPES. A teacher needs to show kindness to students, colleagues, parents, and all those we work with. Kindness helps students feel welcomed, cared for, and loved. Teaching is a very humanistic profession so by being a compassionate teacher, we model that characteristic to students with our actions and as a result students will be more open to understanding the world we live in. It’s not an easy task to be a positive person when we’re met with problems with limited solutions. However, staying positive when it’s tough can have a positive impact on students and people around us. We can only control so much in our lives before it brings us down. 

Linda Huynh



I have been at Torrey Pines Elementary for eight years and I can honestly say that I love my job and what I do. I think a lot of that has to do with the exceptional teachers, administration and staff that I am surrounded by and the close-knit community that offers endless support. I miss being with my students in the classroom and watching them grow and transform throughout the year. Teaching is not an easy job, as I have heard from many parents during quarantine 😉, however to me when you are at a school like Torrey Pines Elementary it is no longer  a job. It is what I love to do. 

Tara Bustani

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