My name is Janine Buchanan.  I grew up in Sacramento and moved to Auburn in 1997.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from California State University, Chico and earned my teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento.  I taught in the Center Unified School District for many years before deciding to stay home to raise a family.  I have been very active at Bowman School since 2005 as a parent volunteer, School Site Council member, substitute teacher, and full time teacher.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking my dog, hiking, camping, and traveling.  

I am very excited to join the first grade team and to have the opportunity to work with amazing young learners.  There is a tremendous amount of growth that takes place in first grade and I can't wait to be a part of it.