My name is Ruth Gonsalves, and I am the new PALS 1 teacher. I am new to PALS, but have been teaching 2nd grade in PCS since 2010. I have been job-sharing with Heather Espana in Room 16 for the past 5 years, and am now back to teaching full time. Prior to working at Parkmead, I've also taught in El Dorado Hills, Orinda, and at Walnut Heights Elementary.
My husband Steve and I live in the Walnut Heights area, and have three children. Our oldest, Ian, is living in Oakland and is engaged to Erin who is a teacher in San Ramon. Our middle daughter, Claire, will be a Junior at San Francisco State. Our youngest son, Cam, just graduated from Las Lomas and will be attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
I look forward to joining the PALS community, and working with such supportive teachers and families.