Mrs. Bye (Ms. Wojtalewicz)

    Hiking in the Blue Mountains


    I am excited to begin my seventh year teaching fifth grade at Tularcitos! I thoroughly enjoy teaching, planning, and reflecting with the fifth-grade team of teachers to help all students learn. I am looking forward to getting to know a new bunch of fifth graders this year!

    This year has a few fun changes! The first big change is our classroom is now located in Room 55 ... on the other side of the upper playground from where our classroom was located in previous years! The second big change ... is you will have an easier time spelling my name now! This past January I got married. I have decided to take my husband's last name of Bye, which will be a bit easier than Wojtalewicz!

    Originally, I am from Walnut Creek, California. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara, I earned my teaching credential from Sonoma State University, and a Masters of Education from Endicott College while living in Spain.

    When I was a student at UCSB, one experience changed my life, studying abroad in London. Since then, I have combined my passion for teaching and traveling by living, traveling, and teaching all over the world. All in all, I have spent over 7 years abroad. I have taught in Mexico, Japan, and Germany and I spent four summers in Spain studying and traveling. I even had the opportunity to travel around the world while living on a ship called the Peace Boat while I was teaching English. 

    Three summers ago I met my husband while hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. He is Australian. We got married in Big Sur in January 2021. We spent this summer traveling and hiking all around 7 national parks. A few of my favorites were Olympic National Park, Glacier National Park, and the Grand Tetons Besides traveling and spending time with family and friends, I enjoy running and hiking. I have run 12 marathons and many half marathons. In 2014 and 2015 I ran the Boston Marathon and then six days later I ran the Big Sur Marathon! 


     Enjoy the journey
    (Camino Santiago, Spain, 2009)
    Let's enjoy the journey together!