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Mrs. Van Nest

A New Jersey native,  I am a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and worked in the radio and newspaper industries. I received my teaching credential from Chapman University, worked at Lemoore High School and Hanford High School, and have been teaching Language Arts at Pioneer Middle School since 2007.

My family has lived in Virginia, Pennsylvania, San Diego, Hawaii, settling in Hanford upon my husband's Navy retirement. My children are both Pioneer graduates.

I love to read; my favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird. When not reading, I like to travel and watch plays, movies, and sports.