Heather Hoshino

Getting to Know: Ms. Heather Hoshino

This fall, we are interviewing a few of our new faculty, as we welcome them to the Saint Mark’s community. Today, we feature Heather Hoshino, our new kindergarten teacher. Heather was born and raised in Glendale. She is half Japanese, half French Irish. She spent a lot of time in Hawaii as her father was born and raised there.

Heather shares that from the moment she walked onto campus, she felt at home. “It’s such a warm and inviting environment and everyone has been super friendly and welcoming,” says Heather.

What attracted you to Saint Mark’s?

From the moment I walked onto campus, I felt at home. It’s such a warm and inviting environment and everyone has been super friendly and welcoming.

What has been a highlight so far?

It’s hard to pick just one. I have really enjoyed getting to know everyone.

What are you looking forward to this year?

I’m looking forward to all of the upcoming holiday events.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love to hike, spend time with friends and family and travel.

What book are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The Alchemist. Though truth be told, I’ve been reading it for months.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy all kinds of books but I’ve been leaning towards historical fiction lately.

Why did you get into the field of teaching?What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

I’ve always loved kids. I love sharing in their “aha moments”. I love to see the light bulb go on!

Share a little known fact about you, something that we might not find on your resume.

I used to be a synchronized swimmer.

What is your favorite food?

Sushi

Your favorite color? Why?

Grays, blues. They’re soothing.

Tell us a little bit about your background.  Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Glendale.  I’m half Japanese, half French Irish. I spent a lot of time in Hawaii as my father was born and raised there.

Who is your biggest role model?

My parents

What do you hope your students will learn from their time in your class?

How to be kind and respectful and grow a love of learning.

What is your favorite quote or saying?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”