Norwalk Brethren Elementary School is where Mrs. Westfall worked for 21 years. For most of these years she taught kindergarten in room K-B. But one year she taught 6th grade, and 10 of the students in that class were in kindergarten with her six years before.
She graduated from UCLA in 1965 (go Bruins), and holds a lifetime teaching credential from the state of California. Because she has taken classes in teaching English as a second language, Norwalk Brethren Elementary School often placed students who spoke other languages into her classroom.
Her son Jim is a software engineer for educational management systems for Agresso. He lives and works in Oslo in Norway.
Mrs. Westfall also provides food to Sammy, who was born of a feral cat, and Maybe whom she inherited when her next-door neighbor moved to a senior citizens' residence. In addition she has a cockatiel named Heather Feather.
For many years she hatched quail eggs in the kindergarten classroom but she got out of the quail business when she retired. You can tell that Mrs. Westfall still loves quail by looking at her email address below. (If you want to see pictures of quail or hear quail sounds, go to these quail links.)
Sewing and Quilts
Mrs. Westfall bought a used Bernina sewing machine from her husband's mother. It hadn't been used for a while, so she had it serviced at Norwalk Vacuum+Sew. She was very pleased with Mr. Sanning's work.