Ms. Sorena

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy

Hello! My name is Sorena Phonesy, or Ms. Sorena, and I am a Kindergarten teacher here at Holy Cross. I am a new teacher and have been here since the summer of 2020. It has been a true blessing to be able to teach here at Holy Cross and to be able to help the children here foster a love of learning and exploration.

I believe every child’s unique personality plays a big part in the class dynamic, and I love seeing them show more of their true selves as the year stretches on. When children feel happy and supported, there is no telling how much they are going to flourish. These early years are so important for their development, and I am honored to be able to be a part of it.

I went to college in Sonoma County, but grew up in the Visalia area of the Central Valley. I enjoy going on nice hikes in nature, cooking tasty meals, and visiting my family back home. My two parents are both teachers themselves, and their love of education has definitely transferred onto me. I am thrilled that my time as a teacher has only just begun, and I cannot wait to continue to shape the minds, bodies, and spirits of our tiny humans.

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Glue Sticks


Dy Erase Markers


Post It Notes


Ticonderoga Pencils


Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens


Pipe Cleaners


Pink Pearl Erasers


Colorful Art Sand


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