Hi my name is Paolina Lastrapes and I am proud to call Short Ave Elementary my new home. I have been teaching preschool for 12 years and I LOVE IT!!! This is my passion and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. As a young girl I notice that I really enjoyed teaching and helping others. This led me to choose teaching as my career and I LOVE IT. I have my A.A. and B.A. in Early Childhood Education and my Masters in teaching. I have three lovely and crazy children of my own that I adore, who are also glad to call Short Ave their home.