Ruby Bridges Elementary

4th Grade

Get to know us - Jeannie Slone

Hi, I’m Jeannie Slone and I am now in my fifth year teaching  in Alameda.  I started at Maya Lin school  teaching Transitional Kindergarten (TK) the year our district launched that program.  After three years, my TK class was set to move to Ruby Bridges.  Well, I moved but the class did not (low enrollment that year).  So, I was offered the opportunity to stay  here and teach first grade.   What a great move!  The staff is amazing and the children give me a reason to smile every day.


When I am not at school, I am hanging out with my family in Walnut Creek.  My husband and I met 34 years ago when I was a tour guide at Winchester Mystery House in San Jose (where I was born and raised).  Our daughter, Kate, is 14 and just started high school (YIKES!)


Teaching has always been a part of me, and I am happy to be able to spend time with children as they grow confidence in their learning ability.  Before teaching, I had a career in high tech marketing communications with various data and telecommunications companies.


I enjoy belonging to the Ruby Bridges  community and am excited about teaching 4th grade this year.