• Welcome to 1st grade! 


    I am Paola Sanchez-Lopez and I am thrilled to be starting my third year at Emerson Elementary!

    First grade is a huge year of growth, and I am eager to support your child as they grow as a confident scholar and community member. This will be my second year teaching in Spanish and I look forward to continue learning alongside your learners! To do this, I’m committed to creating a classroom environment where all feel valued, safe, loved, and supported. In our class, in addition to the academics, we also learn how to be safe, respectful, and responsible members of a classroom community. This means your student will learn how to identify and manage their emotions and develop a sense of empathy for others.


    About Maestra Sanchez

    I attended Western Washington University for my Bachelor’s degree and my K-8 teaching certificate. I also have my reading and ELL endorsements. I am originally from outside of Olympia, Washington and love living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am a first-generation daughter to Mexican immigrants who provided me with the opportunities to follow my dreams which drives me to work in the Dual Language program. I love attending concerts, paddleboarding, cooking, movies, and my adorable cat, Suki! 


    Some of my favorite things!

    • Candy: Trader Joes' Snacky Clusters
    • Flower/plant: Green houseplants and dahlias
    • Book: The Cool Bean 
    • Animal: Sloth
    • Food: Korean spicy fried chicken sandwiches
    • Treat: Mango sticky rice and fried ice cream
    • Colors: Yellow & dark green


    I am excited to share this important job with families in becoming their children's greatest advocates by communicating to ensure their children's growth and success. The best way to get in contact with me is via the Remind app and email (linked below on my name).

    Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have!



     All the best,

    Paola Sanchez-Lopez

    Room 168



Ms. Sanchez sitting outside in front of a fountain