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Phone: 760.331.6500 ext. 6535



Joanna VanAdelsberg

About Me

My name is Miss. van Adelsberg and I am a 4th grade teacher at Poinsettia Elementary. This is my fourth year at Poinsettia Elementary and my fifth year being a teacher. I LOVE being a teacher and I LOVE teaching at Poinsettia Elementary!

I was born in Los Angeles, California, an identical twin to my parents, Tracy and Joost. My sister’s name is Krista and she is my best friend. My family moved to San Diego when I was four. Growing up, I attended Aviara Oaks Elementary, Valley Junior High, and graduated from Carlsbad High School. I am very close with my family and I feel very lucky to have them. My mom and sister live locally and even occasionally help in my classroom. I recently became an aunt to Rory Marie in May 2019, and I am so excited! I do have a fur child, a Yorkshire Terrier named Fiona, and she is the best dog in the world.

I went back to school to pursue my teaching career after unsuccessfully finding my "dream job." Going back to school to become a teacher is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Teaching is with no doubt, by "dream job." Not only do I enjoy teaching and spending my day with awesome kiddos; I am so lucky to get to work at such a great school with amazing colleagues. I love my job and I really enjoy teaching 4th grade.