Mrs. Nancy Cinney is the sixth grade teacher at Holy Cross School. She feels right at home with the welcoming, faith-filled Holy Cross community and is very excited about working all year with the sixth graders. Mrs. Cinney loves to help young people excel at academics, discover their passion for different subjects, and deepen their faith.
As an adult convert to Catholicism, Mrs. Cinney has a deep appreciation of our faith and loves sharing it with her students as we journey together as God’s people. Her teaching philosophy includes igniting enthusiasm in her students, helping them discover their talents through various cross-curricular projects, and guiding them as they navigate their way into the teen years. Above all, she believes that learning should include active engagement and lots of fun!
Before joining Holy Cross, Mrs. Cinney taught junior high Literature and Language at St. Paschal Baylon School for twelve years and substituted at St. Jude the Apostle School and La Reina High School. Previously, she taught Literature and the Arts and English for five years at Stanford University and also served as an editor and writer for business clients for several years. Mrs. Cinney studied Renaissance English Literature and earned her BA at the University of California at San Diego and her MA at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she completed all class work and exams for her doctorate in English Literature. She taught at the two campuses for eight years. Currently, she is completing her California Teaching Credential in English through California Lutheran University.
Mrs. Cinney and her husband, Jim, live in Westlake Village with their two cats, Socks and Murphy. They are the proud parents of five adult children and the delighted grandparents of ten wonderful grandchildren. Whenever she can, Mrs. Cinney works in her garden, reads mysteries and histories, goes for walks on the beach, and attends Shakespeare plays.
Sixth Grade News and Posts
Good morning, sixth grade families! Welcome to the last week of sixth grade! It is hard to believe that we are here already, but this week marks a great milestone for our class, as they prepare to advance to the seventh grade. Sixth graders come in as very young people–very childlike in many ways–and they […]
Hello, sixth grade families! We are working hard this week, as we prepare to wrap up our sixth grade year! The thought of completing this year is bittersweet: we have had such a wonderful time learning and growing together that we will be sad to see our routine days together end, but we are excited […]
Hi, sixth grade families! I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, filled with family fun and lots of relaxation. We are on the home stretch now, with only three weeks left of school! Sixth grade will be busy the entire time, so please help your child stay on track with lots of encouragement, […]
Hello, sixth grade families– Our Friday field trip to see the ballet Swan Lake is in jeopardy because we have seating for only 6 of our students. One student is unable to attend, so we have a total of 6 more students who need seats in carpools. We really want to attend as a […]
Hello, sixth grade parents! Our final field trip of the year will be to see the ballet Swan Lake in Oxnard at the performing arts center there. It will take place on Friday, June 2. I still need to get signed (in ink!) permission slips back from many students. We also need drivers for the […]