My name is Kathleen Bales. I have been teaching at Newcastle Elementary since 2002. Having graduated with a B.A. in Social Science at Chapman University, I went on to get my teaching credential through Sacramento State University. Later, I received my M.A. in Educational Technology through Sac State University as well. My three children and husband moved to Placer County from southern California in 1999. We have two crazy dogs, and we love northern California.