Joel Gara » Welcome


Welcome to Mr. Gara's 5th Grade class!
I am a 5th grade teacher in Room 8 at Jefferson. I started teaching in 1997 and joined the Jefferson staff in 2002. I have taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 5/6 combo, and 6th grade in my teaching career. I attended CSUF for my undergrad education and my teaching credential.
Why Education? Helping students discover their academic interests and hearing the “wow” or “ahhh” when they learn something new makes teaching an incredible job! I also love when students come back to visit and tell me about their success.