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Fifth & Sixth Grade Teachers

Professeurs de CM2 et de 6ème

LisaLisa Van Prooyen, 5th Grade English & Science

Mrs. Van Prooyen was born in Wisconsin and has lived all over the US and in Germany.  She graduated Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and German.   Mrs. Van Prooyen started her career in education teaching conversational German to adults and then earned her elementary and secondary teaching certification through post-graduate studies at Texas State University.   She has taught at the high school and elementary levels, most recently teaching 3rd grade. She relocated to Santa Rosa with her husband and three sons in 2010 to be closer to family. In her free time, Mrs. Van Prooyen loves to read, road bike and travel.  She is excited to be joining the SRFACS family and share her love of reading and science with her students.

Virginia Ruppert

Virginia Ruppert, Sixth Grade French Teacher

"Virginia Ruppert is 44 years old. She was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France and has spent most of her life there, except for 2 years in Paris and 4 years in Santa Rosa, which she considers as her new home. She has been a French teacher for 17 years and has taught in high school, middle school and even at the university. She loves art and tries to use it in her lessons as much as possible to motivate and federate her students. Every year, she includes short movies and stop motions making to the curriculum. She loves cooking, painting, writing, traveling and her cats, and tries to be as optimistic as possible."


Kristin Sullivan

Kristin Sullivan,  Sixth Grade English Teacher