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Joni Passafiume

Corbet's Cabin at 10,450 feet- Nutella Waffles & Hiking
Corbet's Cabin at 10,450 feet

Welcome Back to School! 2018-2019

I am very excited to be at Newport Coast Elementary, and I look forward to my 15th wonderful school year. I was afforded the opportunity to work in Laguna Beach Unified School District and previously Las Virgenes Unified School District.  This is my 22nd matriculated year teaching elementary education.  In the summers, I have taught middle school math, high school science enrichment and elementary combination classes.  I have also been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine University for new teachers, and a language instructor in Sinaloa, Mexico for elementary educators.  The diversity of experience has given me a wealth of knowledge and a zeal for teaching!

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential with CLAD Emphasis from San Diego State University. In addition, I earned my Master's of Science in Educational Leadership.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time outdoors with friends and family.  My philosophy is to work hard and play hard!  I try to instill this belief in my students by setting an example out of myself!   


Excited for a wonderful year!


Communication is the key to success!


Phone: (949) 515-6975