Mrs. Bautista loves teaching second grade at Equitas! Mrs. Bautista grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. While in college, Mrs. Bautista worked as a research assistant developing ways to teach mathematics using new technology, such as 3D printing. Mrs. Bautista also spent three years as a classroom assistant in first, second, and third grades, and spent a year creating and implementing two after-school book clubs for elementary scholars. She is a lifelong learner and strongly believes in all scholars’ abilities to be successful in life and to pursue their passions by graduating from college. Mrs. Bautista is dedicated to forming relationships with scholars and families and cultivating a warm, nurturing, rigorous, and zesty classroom culture that promotes growth mindset in her scholars. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, exploring tide pools at the beach, and spending time with all types of animals.