Kiaonno is a San Diego native but spent most of her adult years living in Northern California. She attended all women’s college in the Bay Area, where she majored in Pre-Law. After graduating college in 2013, she joined Teach for America in Sacramento, California where she taught high school. Kiaonno received her credential and Masters in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University in 2015 and has been at HTeCV since the 2016-2017 school year. Kiaonno grew up having siblings in special education and this became her why. She believes behind families she is her students biggest advocate. Kiaonno is passionate about showing all students the joy of literacy and has a reading specialist added authorization credential. She looks forward to helping students learn what type of readers they are, what types of things they enjoy reading about as well as how they can challenge themselves to become even stronger readers. She looks forward to continuing to support literacy & EL work at HTeCV this year. Outside of HTeCV Kiaonno enjoys listening to audiobooks, podcast, finding good books to read, practicing Spanish and exploring San Diego with her toddler.