Carolina Balan is an elementary teacher at Willamette Connections Academy. She began teaching in 2006 and joined Connections Academy in 2020. Ms. Balan earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from California State University in Los Angeles, CA.
“I became a teacher because I have had a handful of inspiring teachers in my life. I feel like I owe them so much, and one way to honor all of them is to be like them and try to be as influential as they were to me. I hope to reach students and be a teacher that inspires students and helps them tap into the greatness within.
I love that I get to be a part of helping students grow in the comfort of their homes. I also love teaming up with Learning Coaches and creating a community that helps students learn. My goal is to make sure students feel comfortable and know that learning is fun!
This school provides opportunities for parents to be really involved in their child’s education. It fosters a close relationship between parents and children.
"My goal is to make sure students feel comfortable and know that learning is fun!"
— Ms. Balan
I love teaching and learning! For fun, I love to read, watch documentaries, and enjoy nature by hiking and gardening.”