Phone: 210.662.1060


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors-Liberal Studies Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Bilingual) EC-6 Generalist

Ms. Amber Zapata

Hello! My name is Amber Zapata, and I will be your child’s Kindergarten Teacher. This is my first year at Candlewood Elementary and my ninth year of teaching. I graduated from CAL State Dominguez Hills and received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Bilingual Authorization in Spanish.


I believe in meeting students where they are and encouraging them to adopt a growth mindset. I hope to support my students in their academic and emotional growth through a classroom culture of high expectations and a high level of care. I look forward to getting to know all my students and families!