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Viola Callanen



Welcome to my online page! My name is Viola Callanen and I am the new Speaking and Listening teacher this year.  I am so excited to be working with all of your children in my new specials position. While this will be my first year as a specials teacher, I have been a homeroom teacher for 10 years. Eight of those years were spent in 2nd grade. I have also taught 1st and 5th.  I spent the last three years as one of the 2nd grade teachers right here at BPA! 

I grew up in Tucson, AZ where most of my family still lives. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in California where I was also part of the women's basketball team. Later, I attended Pepperdine University where I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Will, and we live right here in Arcadia. We have two beautiful children, Luke and Olivia, who also attend the school. As a family, we love to be outdoors and travel!

I am so happy to be joining the special's team this year and I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you!  It is going to be a fun year full of learning and new adventures!