Mrs. Bye

    Hiking in the Blue Mountains


    I am excited to begin my ninth 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!

    Originally, I grew up in the east bay city of Walnut Creek, California. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara, I earned my teaching credential from Sonoma State University, and a Master of Education from Endicott College while living in Spain. I have now lived on the Monterey Peninsula for over 15 years. 

    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 living and teaching 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. 

    Not surprisingly, I met my husband, Damian, while traveling. We met while hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain in 2018. We eloped in Big Sur during COVID times in January 2021. We love to hike, travel, and cook together. We love to explore national parks. A few of my favorites have been Olympic National Park, Glacier National Park, and the Grand Tetons. This summer my husband and I were lucky to travel back to his home country of Australia to visit his family and friends. Even though it was winter in Australia, we still enjoyed the sunshine. We also really enjoyed watching the Women's World Cup! 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!