Welcome to our 5th Grade Corner! Here you'll find short bios on our teachers and blogs dedicated to this grade. Read on to learn more about what's happening in the 5th Grade!

Learn About the Fifth Grade Teachers


Danielle Aghassy

Hello! My name is Danielle and I teach the wonderful 5th grade Fantasticos of Room 13!  I am going into my sixth year of teaching and my second year here at the beautiful CMCS.  Prior to teaching at Community I taught 4th and 5th grade in South LA.  I love to teach reading from a multi-cultural perspective and especially love to use picture books that reflect my amazingly diverse classroom community.  I believe every child should have the opportunity to see themselves positively reflected in the literature they read!

A fun fact about me is that I love to travel and taste food from all over the world.  My favorite trip was to Thailand where I played with elephants for a day…they have some REALLY juicy kisses!  I am also a UCLA alumni and a huge Bruins fan…can I get an 8 clap!  Most weekends you will find me training my dog, hanging out with my niece and nephew, or crafting on my Cricut!

Click here to check out 5th Grade Fantasticos Danielle’s Blog - Room 13

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Brandon Backhaus

Click here to check out Room 3 with B! Brandon’s Blog -

Room 3


Kirsten Griffone

Click here to check out Phenomenal Room 14 Kirsten’s Blog -

Room 14