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The 4th Grade Teachers

Mrs. Braga

Hi, my name is Holly Braga. I am so excited to take part in another fun and exciting year in 4thGrade!  I moved to California from Montana in 1999 and have spent most of my years teaching 4th grade. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband Rey, and my 3 children, Brayden, Emma and Jax.  I love watching sports of any kind.  I also love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes.  I am excited to see what adventures unfold this year!



Ms. English

 My name is Cassandra English, and I love teaching Fourth Grade! I have taught many grades over the years, and I must admit that fourth grade is my favorite. I was born and raised here in the in the golden rolling hills of San Ramon Valley. After graduating from college at UC Berkeley, I studied textile design in India and Indonesia, and then completed my teaching credential at Chapman University. On my free time, I love exploring the beautiful outdoors with my family and friends. I can't wait to see what this year will bring. I hope that you end up feeling that Fourth Grade is a very special year as well!

Ms. Fredrickson

Welcome to another wonderful year at Hidden Hills!  I was born and raised in San Ramon and am very happy to be teaching in the same district where I attended school.  Teaching is something that I have wanted to do since I was little; and I feel extremely lucky to be working with such a kind, caring, and supportive community!   In my free time, I enjoy being with my daughter and doing activities around town.  I also love to read, golf, shop, and travel.



Mrs. Vela


My name is Lisa Vela. I was born on the East Coast, but grew up here in San Ramon, a place that I am proud to call home. After high school, I moved to San Francisco to attend San Francisco State University, where I received both my Bachelor’s degree and my teaching credential. In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and two children.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Hidden Hills community. I am honored to work with such an amazing staff, and such dedicated students and parents. I believe in providing all students with the opportunity to learn in an atmosphere that allows them to celebrate their unique talents, and allows them to challenge themselves and take risks in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Mrs. Coquia

Hello!  My name is Zerlinna Coquia and I am a proud veteran teacher of Hidden Hills since its opening in 2004.  Since 1998, I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades, and I am so excited to teach a 4/5 combo this year!  What I love most about teaching is that every day offers a new opportunity to make connections and to see the smiles on my student's faces showing their joy and excitement to learn. 

Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time and relaxing with my family, especially my son, Noah, and my husband, Ron!

Thank you for partnering with me in your child's education. I am looking forward to another great year!