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Second Grade

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2nd Grade

Mrs. Yamazaki

Room 9

Mrs. Yamazaki is a second grade teacher in Room 9.
R esiding in Redondo, California she is happy to be teaching in her community.
S he has had wonderful experiences teaching for the past thirty years in Redondo, Lakewood, Japan, Arizona, and Utah.

Y earning to travel, she lived in Japan four years, bringing back a great souvenir - her husband, Shinichi.
A rt is one of her interests and hobbies.
M aking meals from "Martha" recipes, she's always cooking up something.
A way for college, she lived in Utah and Hawaii while attending Brigham Young University
Z any pranks seem to zap those around her.
A lways appreciates living so close to the beach.
K ansas is where she lived ages 8 through 18. Ages 1 through 7 included living in New Jersey and Utah.
I nterested in getting to know you better, Mrs. Yamazaki looks forward to another school year at Beryl.

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Mrs. Nash

Room 10

Mrs. Nash grew up ad still resides in the South Bay with her husband, daughter, and 2 goldendoodle puppies. Mrs. Nash absolutely adores teaching second grade at Beryl! She is a UCLA graduate and bilingual in Spanish. She loves hiking, going to the beach, gardening, rooting for the Bruins and Steelers football teams and reading. She looks forward to seeing you around town. She knows that the Smarties in Room 10 really are amazing and strives to make every day in Room 10 a joyful day of learning!


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Mrs. Blacklidge

Room 8

Mrs. Blacklidge grew up in Redondo Beach and attended RBUSD from grades K-12.  It was her dream to teach in the district and especially at Beryl.  Mrs. Blacklidge attended Cal State Long Beach for her Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential. 


Mrs. Blacklidge is married and got the best Christmas gift ever on December 25th, 2015 when her daughter, Olivia was born!  In her free time Mrs. Blacklidge likes to travel with her husband, play with her daughter and nephews, and watch football.  She is and always has been a Los Angeles Rams fan.  She even traveled to St. Louis to see games before they returned.  She attends all the home games at the Los Angeles Coliseum. 


Mrs. Blacklidge is so excited for another school year! 




Mrs. McMackin

Room 8

Mrs. McMackin has been teaching since 1999, and absolutely LOVES working with children. She is one of nine children that grew up with her large family in La Mirada. Lori attended Cal State Fullerton for her Bachelor's of Science in Child Development, Chapman University for her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and Azusa Pacific for her Master's degree in Education. 

Mrs. McMackin has taught kindergarten, first, second, third, and fifth grades. She enjoys integrating the arts into most of her lessons, and loves to collaborate and work with others. 

Mrs. McMackin met and married her husband who was born and raised in Redondo Beach, and they now live in Hermosa Beach along with their son, Braxton. She has been working in RBUSD since 2007 and is extremely happy to be job-sharing in second grade with Mrs. Blacklidge. She is very excited about teaching at Beryl, and comes to work with a smile every single day! 



Mrs. Benoff

Mrs. Benoff will be teaching second grade this year in room 17.