Mrs. Sydney Binz
3rd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Binz (formerly Miss Johnson) began teaching as the third-grade teacher at Resurrection school in 2020. She graduated from Santa Clara University with her Master of Arts in Teaching and her Teaching Credential. She completed her undergraduate career at Santa Clara University as well, with a degree in Child Studies. Mrs. Binz completed her student teaching in both second and fourth grade classrooms. She has volunteered and substituted in all different classrooms from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Her passion for teaching stems from her experiences working with children as a volunteer and a nanny.
When she’s not teaching, Mrs. Binz spends her time hiking and playing with her three dogs: Cali, Cooper, and Gracie. She is very active and loves to support her favorite sports teams throughout the Bay Area. She is an avid Giants, Sharks, and 49ers fan and loves to go to as many games as she can. Mrs. Binz is obsessed with Harry Potter and just finished reading it for the third time. She grew up in Arcata, California where her parents and brother still currently live. Her sister lives in Arizona so she spends a lot of time traveling to these places to spend time with her family.
A fun fact about Mrs. Binz is that she was Miss Santa Clara 2019. She competed for Miss Santa Clara for four years before finally winning the title in 2019. She volunteered at all kinds of events throughout Santa Clara County during her year as Miss Santa Clara. She even got to compete at Miss California in June of 2019. She was in the top 12 at Miss California and got to perform her rendition of Bon Jovi’s classic “Livin’ On A Prayer” on the Miss California stage. If you ever get the chance to ask her about this, she has many pictures and videos to share.
The best advice she has ever received is to always believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams. If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.