Hello and welcome to Room 5! My name is Amanda Cano and am Susan Forte's long term substitute. This is my third year teaching in the Conejo Valley and I am excited to be at Banyan. I was born and raised here in Thousand Oaks and attended Meadows Elementary, Colina Middle School and Westlake High School. I attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I received my Bachelors in Kinesiology. After living in the bay area for a few years, my husband and I moved back to Thousand Oaks. I then attended California Lutheran University where I received my teachng credential and masters degree. I am thrilled to share that my husband and I recently welcomed our first child this past summer. I look forward to many more years of teaching and the opportunity to get to know your children!