||About the Teacher
My name is Marissa Tompkins and this will be my eighteenth year teaching. I have taught six years in second grade and eleven years in first grade. My first year teaching was at John Muir Elementary School. I have been teaching at Diablo Vista Elementary School since it opened in 2000. Diablo Vista is a great place where I enjoy being around such wonderful students, parents, and staff.
I graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Psychology. In 1998 I earned my teaching credential. I attended California State University of Hayward for both degrees.
I have a terrific family that I love spending time with. My husband, Val, is a chiropractor in Brentwood. I have two kids that always keep me busy and make me laugh. Kaleigh is 15 and Connor is 11. Kaleigh is 10th grade and Connor is in 6th grade.
Here are some of my favorite things:
Favorite Color: purple, fuchsia
Favorite Food: Mexican & pizza
Favorite Drink: Starbucks passion iced tea
Favorite Candy: M & M's (the pretzel ones are YUMMY!)
Favorite Flowers: tulips & gerber daisies
Favorite Restaurant: Chili's, Red Robin, La Costa
Favorite Sports Team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite Hobbies: running in obstacle/mud runs, paddle boarding, reading, listening to music & watching movies
Favorite Stores: Target, Barnes & Noble, Michael's and Old Navy
A Few Fun Facts About Me:
I grew up in Antioch and attended Sutter Elementary, Park Middle, and Antioch High School.
I come from a family of teachers. My mom retired from teaching after 34 years. My sister teaches second grade and has been teaching for 22 years.
Mrs. Tompkins' First Grade Class
Antioch Unified School District