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First Grade Teachers

Professeurs de CP   


Adela Castelain, French Teacher (1C)

Mrs. Castelain was born in Santa Rosa, CA and raised in Healdsburg. She attended Healdsburg public schools from K-12, and was in the bilingual education program from Kinder to 6th learning in both English and Spanish. At Healdsburg High, she studied French throughout high school and upon graduating, she spent a year in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France as a Rotary Exchange Student and experienced a year at Lycée d’Arsonval. Mrs. Castelain graduated from SRJC with her A.A. and earned her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2005. While at GWU, she studied a semester abroad and attended the Institut d’études politiques de Paris in Paris, France. Following her studies, she was employed by the French Ministry of Education and was an English Language Assistant in two collèges (middle schools) in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. While working in France, she met her husband with whom she lived in France for nearly a decade. She is the mother of two children who also attend SRFACS. Mrs. Castelain is an advocate for plurilingualism as she believes language brings people together. She is triliterate in English, Spanish, and French and has also studied Italian and ein bisschen Deutsche.


Myriam Dalmau, French Teacher (1B)







Juliette Lagrange, French Teacher (1A)






Christie Malpiede, English Teacher (1A & 1C)






Dianna Darrow

Dianna Darrow - English Teacher   (1B)                                                                                         

Mrs. Darrow is from the Golden State of California where she has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials with CLAD. She has taught in San Diego, CA for three years as a visiting teacher, and taught English and Science to Sixth Graders. She was part of Learning On the Go, which allowed her to fully embed technology into her classroom curriculum. Mrs. Darrow is looking forward to  sharing her enthusiasm and passion for teaching English with the SRFACS community.