1st Grade

Welcome to 1st grade! My name is Mrs. Townshend. I’m so happy to be your 1st  grade teacher for the 2021 - 2022 school year. This will begin my 5th year of teaching. I previously taught in North Carolina, two years in second grade and two years in kindergarten. I am beyond excited to be in California and teach first grade here at Manzanita. 


I graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with two degrees, one in early childhood and one in special education, along with a minor in art education. I currently live on Vandenberg Space Force Base with my husband Kyle and two little girls, Josie & Audrey.  I also have one pet, our dog named Milo. I love hiking, mountain biking, art projects, reading, teaching, thrift shopping/treasure hunting, and spending time outdoors with my family.