Maria Darling » Welcome to Ms. Darling's Teacher Page

Welcome to Ms. Darling's Teacher Page

Hi! I’m a Bay Area native who went to Santa Barbara for college. I’m big lover of the outdoors, traveling and cooking and can’t wait to share my own interests with my students. Since coming to Hesperian, I’ve fallen in love with the school and community and can’t wait to bring the community into my classroom through field trips, guest visitors and projects involving gardening, art, science and cooking. I can’t wait to bring more excitement and knowledge into our classroom this year and work with fantastic team in room 15 and at Hesperian.

Inspired by
My favorite place for inspiration is nature. One of my favorite things to do is visit National Parks for hiking, rock climbing and swimming. Being in the outdoors helps me relax and unwind.

I went to University of California, Santa Barbara for my undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Education and I received my Masters in Education and Education Specialist moderate/severe teacher credential from there as well.

District Tools I Use 

I take attendance using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App

Grading is done online by IEP goal progress. I send home 3 goal reports a year plus the IEP full report.

We will be trying to use more technology this year to further typing, writing, math and reading skills. I will send home a list of websites and passwords for homework or extra work for your student.