Sylvia LaaperiHello!

My name is Sylvia Silveira-Laaperi (Mrs. L.).  I am so happy to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher here at Santa Sophia Academy. I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.

I graduated from San Diego State with a Masters in Language Arts and Reading, with an emphasis in curriculum development. This will be my 18th year teaching at Santa Sophia Academy.

My husband JD and I have been married for 9 years. We have been blessed with two amazing children.  Jameson is 7 and Miia is 5.  We love spending time together as a family.  We love neighborhood parks, visiting the zoo, swimming, reading, playing Legos, and taking trips to Disneyland. Who doesn’t love Disneyland????

I love ice cream, red licorice and almonds! YUMMY!!!! When I have free time, I love crocheting, crafting, baking, and being with my family.

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher. My passion is teaching, inspiring and challenging children to love learning. I love working with children and experiencing the joy and excitement as they discover new things everyday. I believe in Catholic education and value the foundation it provides for children. I am truly blessed to be at Santa Sophia Academy and I invite and encourage families to be a part of the learning experience this year in our class.  This is going to be an AMAZING year!