Welcome to Mrs. Colburn's Page!


5th and 7th Grade Religion
Room: Pavilion
Tutoring: TBA
Phone:805-548-0243Email: tcolburn@omsslo.com

Mrs. Colburn's Background:
I am originally from Ramona, California and grew up loving to be outside and in nature. I grew up participating in 4-H raising sheep and then running cross country, playing basketball and soccer in high-school. I came to San Luis in 2002 to get a B.A. in Social Sciences from Cal Poly and haven't left. I received my teaching credential in Social Sciences and Art in 2009 and I married in 2010 and completed an MA in History from Cal Poly in 2012. I also work at Pismo Beach Athletic Club where I teach Aqua Aerobics and Spin classes.

I have a passion for backpacking, hiking, running, surfing, gardening and anything outside. My fantastic and loving husband Garrett works at a marketing company in town. We love to surf and travel together. I love chocolate and my favorite colors are purple and green. I love practicing art and love to dance. Gardening, running, drawing and sitting quietly with a candle lit are my ways to quiet my mind and thoughts. I am a practicing Catholic and am thankful for the Lord's many blessings in my life! I look forward to meeting each of you this year! Welcome!

My Teaching Philosophy:My vision as a teacher is to create a learning environment that is safe, productive and joyful. My goal as a teacher is to get to know each and every student, their needs and how to help them become successful students and individuals. As a teacher I push students to have positive attitudes in the classroom and towards peers. This helps make learning advantageous and fun. A few of my favorite things to see as a teacher are students accomplishing things they said they could not do or understand, watching students help each other and good listening skills. I STRIVE for the success of each student daily and I expect they are ready to learn when they walk through the doors of my classroom.

Religion:As a Religion teacher I have the privilege of meeting the students where they are at in their young adult lives. By teaching and exploring contemporary and faith-based issues including: social justice, the sacraments, the mass, the Bible, decision- making skills, bullying, morality, family life, and emotional intelligence. I hope to give each student a broader perspective on life and what it means to be part of a community. We will be following the Catholic-based curriculum provided by the Diocese of Monterey including, Blest Are We: The Story of Jesus, Circle of Grace and Family Life.
The goal of this course is to create not only well-educated, but well-rounded individuals prepared for life beyond the classroom.
This is an academic course and all students regardless of religious views or affiliation are expected to participate in this course.

See the Religion Home Page for specific class guidelines.