Meet the TeachersMs. Buchheim Mrs. Calero Mrs. Hamilton Mr. MichelMs. Buchheim is the sixth grade team’s Language Arts teacher. Ms. Buchheim has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science , and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, from Chapman University. Mrs. Buchheim has been teaching for 10 years in CNUSD. She serves on several Language Arts committees in the district and assists with the after-school tutorials.
Mrs. Calero is the sixth grade team’s Social Studies teacher. Mrs. Calero has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis in child development from California State University San Bernardino, a teaching credential from Chapman University, a GATE Instruction certificate, and her Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, from Chapman University. This is Mrs. Calero's 10th year teaching in El Cerrito’s sixth grade program. Mrs. Calero is the sixth grade team leader and a member of the school's Site Leadership Team. She also assists with the after-school, sixth grade tutorials.
Mrs. Hamilton is the sixth grade team's Science teacher. Mrs. Hamilton is in her 13th year of teaching. Mrs. Hamilton has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University with minors in French and Psychology, a California Clear teaching credential, and has completed her Master's degree in Best Teaching Practices. She has been a Gate coordinator and served on multiple school committees. Mrs. Hamilton also assists with the after-school, sixth grade tutorials.
Mr. Michel is the sixth grade team’s Math teacher. Mr. Michel is in his 20th year of teaching. Mr. Michel has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University with a concentration in Mathematics, a California Clear Teaching Credential, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a GATE Instruction certificate and a Multiple Intelligences certificate. Mr. Michel is the El Cerrito Math Field Day Coordinator as well as being the district’s Math Field Day Coordinator, a job he has enjoyed for 19 years. Mr. Michel has also coached the Sixth grade track team for the past 6 years.