Mrs. Gundersen has been teaching second grade at Grace since 2004. Kelly graduated from USC with a bachelor of science in Occupational Therapy, and worked in a physical rehabilatation hospital for 10 years before returning to CSULB to get her multiple subject teaching credential. Kelly loves children and before coming to Grace Lutheran School, she was a substitute teacher in the Garden Grove and Oceanview school districts. She was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader when her own children were in elementary school, and she also taught Sunday School for numerous years where she attends church. She has a grown son, daughter, and son-in-law. In her spare time, Kelly likes to spend time with her family and friends, read, sew, exercise, and she is very involved in her church.
Miss. Hoffman graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2019 with a BA in Liberal Studies and her multiple subject teaching credential. Miss. Hoffman student taught 1st and 5th grade in Long Beach and has determined she loves teaching all ages and grades. She has worked in Rec Club at Grace Lutheran since 2013 and has developed so many treasured relationships with students and families. Outside of school, Miss. Hoffman loves spending time with her dog at the beach, going on bike rides, and trying new adventures and food.
Beth graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject teaching credential. She taught for several years in the Inglewood Unified School District and while there served as a Master Teacher for LMU's teacher training program. She also has been a substitute teacher over the years in many K-6th grade classes. After taking a break from regular classroom teaching to raise her family, she has served at 3 different churches over the last 19 years in the Children's Ministries departments and currently is blessed to be the CM Director at Grace Lutheran Church as well. In her free time (whenever that is!), Beth enjoys watching movies, cooking, daydreaming on Pinterest, playing with her Italian Greyhound, Dante, and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to the year ahead as she steps back into the classroom. She is especially thrilled to be able to teach her favorite grade level...5th Grade!