2nd Grade


Bernice Lau-Paredes

Komi Shah

Second Grade students at Quest Academy enthusiastically come into the classroom eager to see what choices are presented to them for the day.  Students are highly engaged in their learning whether engrossed in a morning choice STEAM activity or writing in their personally decorated journals. Gifted learners are hands on learners. Experiences are what captivate and make learning meaningful for our students.  In math you may find a student creating their dream home while applying concepts such as perimeter and area. In Language Arts Social Studies, simulations occur as students build their own longhouses out of large blocks, harpoon their own seals, or dig for shells to experience what it was like to live as the Northwest Coast Native Americans.

Special Subjects

All students at Quest Academy benefit from a robust learning experience that extends beyond the core classes of math, science, language arts, and social studies.  By incorporating special subjects into their weekly schedule, students develop specific skill sets, new methods for engaging with material, and make cross-curricular connections that are both intentional in the Quest curriculum as well as uniquely discovered by each child. 

Special Subject Teachers

Lisa Diones - Lower School Science

Grades 1-5

Andrea Matta - Lower School Spanish Teacher

Grades Kindergarten - 5

Brenda Jurewicz - Maker Space Teacher & Librarian

Grades K-4

Mrs. Jurewicz directs our Quest Maker Space and our Learning Resource Center

Gary Mann - Lower School Art Teacher
Lorena Diaz - Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Mrs. Diaz teaches students from Junior Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Annabel Hasty - Music and Computer Science/AI Teacher

Mrs. Hasty teaches general music to students from Preschool through 4th grade.  In addition she is bringing computer science and artificial intelligence classes to students once a week.

Deanna Armentrout - Lower School Drama Teacher

Mrs. Armentrout teaches Drama to grades Preschool through 4th grade.