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4th Grade Teaching Team

Genevieve Banet-Crank
4th Grade
  • I’ve been a teacher for 19 years, and 16 have been in San Carlos. I was a Title 1 K-8 Teacher in San Diego (I taught on a bus), and I worked as a teacher in Juvenile Hall (ages 8-18) for the San Diego County of Education. I’ve been a 2nd and a 3rd grade teacher at Brittan Acres for the last 16 years.
  • I love spending time with my family. Both my children play multiple sports, so I spend most weekends watching a sporting event. I really love being active and exercising, and try to get outside as much as I can. I love writing, and hope to get published one day!
Stephanie Brickman
4th Grade
  • I’ve been a teacher for 4 years, first in Daly City, and now at Heather.
  • I love spending time with my family and two dogs. I also love working out and dancing (zumba included)! Cooking, baking, eating chocolate desserts, traveling, reading, and watching chick-flicks and comedy movies are more of my favorite things!
Kelly Earlywine
4th Grade
  • I began my teaching career at Brittan Acres in 2005. Throughout my 12 years of teaching I have primarily been a 4th grade teacher. Currently I am teaching collaboratively with Jennifer Heinschel. Jen and I have partnered together teaching collaboratively for the past 5 years.
  • I love reading, and when I get the chance, running. I love to be outdoors - anywhere with beautiful scenery and some warm sunshine. I have two young children that keep me very busy when I’m not working. Much of my time outside of school I love just being a mom and spending time with my family and friends.
Alison Hainline
4th Grade
  • I have been a teacher since 1999 . . . that’s a long time! I have taught all over the country: Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington DC, and of course, California! I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. The focus on California history really makes 4th grade unique, and so much fun!
  • I love to think back on my life before children and remember all the things I used to do. I lived in Vail, Colorado for 8 years, and those years were full of skiing, biking, hiking, rafting, and living life to the fullest. When I lived in DC, I took full advantage of all the free museums and embraced all there was to learn about American history and government. While right now I don’t feel like I have a second to myself, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. My children are one and three, and that says it all. We also have a black lab named Lucky. My house is filled with love, laughter and chaos.
Jennifer Heinschel
4th Grade
  • I have been a teacher for 14 years. I have spent my entire teaching career up to this point teaching at 3rd and 4th grade at Brittan Acres. I’m excited to now be at Mariposa teaching 4th grade - it’s by far my favorite grade to teach and one of my most favorite years when I was a student!
  • I’ve been teaching collaboratively with Kelly Earlywine the past five years - we share students, share space, and work closely together to provide the best experience possible for our class! I can’t imagine teaching any other way!
  • I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my family - my husband and my two kids who are six and eight. We have several pets at home - Nixy, our black lab; Kimber, our long-haired cat; and Fuzzy and Frosting, our dwarf rats. I also always enjoy spending time with my friends, especially during girls’ weekends a couple times a year!

Joel Porter
4th Grade