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
Hi, parents– With our very busy week of preparing our Lenten Prayer Service and of creating sarcophagi, we will be cancelling our Spelling test for tomorrow, March 31. Spelling contracts are still due, but we will skip this week’s test. Have a great evening, Nancy Cinney
Hello, sixth grade families! Welcome to the second week of spring, when our class is working hard on Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, Algebraic equations, historical fiction, rocks and minerals, and the study of Holy Week. We had fun last week beginning our work on the design of a sarcophagus. We are continuing our work on these […]
Hello, sixth grade families– We have rescheduled our Kindergarten/6th Grade Lenten Prayer service for this coming Friday, March 31, at 2:00 in the parish hall/auditorium. Please plan to attend! Wishing you a prayerful Lent, Mrs. Nancy Cinney
Dear sixth grade parents: Because of a scheduling conflict, we must postpone our Kindergarten/Sixth Grade Lenten Prayer Service, originally planned for Friday, March 24. We will reschedule it for some time next week, and I will let you know as soon as we have a confirmed time and place. So sorry for the inconvenience. Have […]
Happy Spring! As we begin this week, Spring also begins, which is a wonderful reminder of the newness our sixth graders are experiencing in so many areas of their lives. I find it useful to remember to see our studies–and our faith–through their eyes, so that I continue to appreciate the wonder of learning all the […]