Riding the Wave of Success

Mrs. Arnold’s Third Grade Class Is Riding the Wave of Success

Mrs. Sue Arnold has been the Third Grade teacher at Holy Family School for over twenty-one years.  She is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and did her credential work at Cal State Los Angeles.  Prior to becoming the third grade teacher, she worked as an instructional aide for three years at the school.  She has also taught middle school math to Dolores Mission and Holy Family students in the Bridges summer school program.  She believes in a Catholic education and loves both the parish and school community.

She recently celebrated her 41st  wedding anniversary with her husband, Ernie, a Holy Family graduate.  They have 3 sons who are also alumni of Holy Family School and Saint Francis High School.  Their oldest, Jeff, graduated from Dartmouth College and recently became a professor on tenure track at University of Washington.  Their second son, Matthew, graduated from USC  and after working for Disney Interactive on video games, is now creating and producing video games and web series.   He is married and living in South Pasadena.  Their youngest, Michael, graduated from Boston College  and after teaching 4th grade Navajo children in New Mexico for the Teach for America Program, is married and working in the business sector in Nashville, Tennessee.  He and his wife have blessed Mrs. Arnold with her first grandchild, a girl named Nora Mae, born on May 24th, 2017.

Assisting Mrs. Arnold as teacher aide is Kelsey Davidson who has assisted in the third grade classroom for over 8 years.   She is a graduate of Holy Family School and Ramona Convent.  She also has extensive experience in bookstores and we are fortunate to have her.   She is  a wonderful asset to the third grade.

Mrs. Arnold wants her students to know that she loved being in the Third Grade as a child and would be happy being a “third grader” forever.  Mrs. Arnold would also like her students to always remember their multiplication facts and tricks.  This will make it much easier for them in Fourth and Fifth Grade.  She hopes to instill her love of learning in her students and also hopes to continue to learn from them.

“Always remember the fun we had learning.”