Mrs. Apana (formerly Ms. Cheney) has been a teacher for 6 years and has taught at Stipe for the past three years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential at California State University, Monterey Bay. Mrs. Apana is committed to fostering an engaging classroom environment where all students are encouraged to reach their utmost potential in becoming life-long learners. Her goal is to provide a culturally responsive classroom that validates each student’s identity and background, while also celebrating the diversity in our community. She absolutely loves being a part of the Stipe community, and is excited to see Stipe grow and evolve as we embark on the journey of STEAM @ Stipe!