Room 20's Rules:

We pledge to:


Each other








"Everyone who can stand, stand now.  If you can help others, do so." - Welles Remy Crowther, The Man in the Red Bandana, September 11, 2001

Room 20 will be involved with several different service learning projects during the 2017-2018 school year.  Look for more information posted soon!


Wish List

If you'd like to make a donation to the class, we can always use:

  • reams of white paper

  • any color (pastel or bright) multi-purpose paper

  • chlorox wipes

  • kleenex

  • glue sticks

  • fine and ultra-fine black Sharpie pens

  • black Expo markers

Contact Information

 If you need to contact me, please:

  • email me at
  • leave me a phone message at (805)495-2810, ext. 220.
  • make an appointment to see me.








"All the world's a stage..."

William Shakespeare

About Mrs. Byington...

     I was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Monterey Park.  I attended Monterey Highlands Elementary School (K-8th), and later became an Alhambra High School Moor (9th-12th).  Upon graduating high school, I became a UCLA Bruin, majoring in Ecosystems/Geography.  I was a member of the UCLA Marching Band and performed in several Rose Bowls, NIT Tournaments and NCAA Championships, and was a member of the 1984 Olympic Marching Band.  Believe it or not, I married a USC Trojan, Jeff Byington (Yes, Novembers are very interesting in our household!), and we have two children, Zachary who is a junior at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Go Buffs!) majoring in economics with two minors in business and leadership, and Elizabeth who is a senior  at Thousand Oaks High School (Go Lancers!) and actively looking at colleges with an emphasis in environmental science and film. We are very busy with girls' lacrosse and will hopefully get to see some Buffs' lacrosse when the team travels to play the California schools .  Rounding out our immediate family is our black vizsla-poodle, Lily.

     I taught the first and second grades for 7 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District and fourth and fifth grades for 5 years in the Burbank Unified School District, but have found my niche for the past 19 years teaching Aspen's second and third graders.  


"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

where oxlips and the nodding violets grow..."

A Midsummer Night's Dream

I believe:

  • in the ability of each child to learn and will expect your child to be motivated to learn.
  • that each child has a talent that needs to be nurtured and encouraged.
  • every child can contribute to society in a positive way.  A journey or discovery always begins with one small step.
  • in the participation of and welcome the support from parents and other family members.
  • that it takes a village to raise successful, caring, generous, and intelligent individuals...we are that village!



Aspen Elementary School

1870 Oberlin Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA - 91360

Phone: (805) 495-2810
Attendance: (805) 495-3130
Fax: (805) 374-1157

Aspen Family Handbook

Please take a few minutes to read through the Aspen Family Handbook. You will find useful information about our policies, dress code, lunches, the calendar and much more!

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