Hello! My name is Elise Jansen and I am the 5A teacher here at American Martyrs. I went to Santa Clara University in Northern California, earning a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Pre-Teaching. I then went on to participate in the PLACE Corps program with LMU. I earned my Master's Degree in Education, and my California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at LMU. I taught third grade at Mary Star of the Sea in San Pedro for three years. This is my second year teaching 5th grade at AMS. I also coach cross country, track, and academic decathlon.