About the Teachers

NAME: Mrs. Porter & Ms. Tawney

SCHOOL: Summit Intermediate School

CLASS: 7th Grade ELA/SS

Email: heather_porter@etiwanda.org and daisy_tawney@etiwanda.org


All About Mrs. Porter

Welcome! I am very happy to be joining the shark family this year here at Summit 
Intermediate.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in CLAD 
at CSUSB and my Master’s of Education from National University. I began teaching in 2003 
as a 5th grade teacher at Lightfoot Elementary. Since then I have taught   1st, 2nd, and 3rd 
grades for the Etiwanda School District. This will be my first year teaching intermediate 
students and I couldn’t be more excited! I will be teaching your students on Mondays and 
Tuesdays.

I have been married for 17 years and currently have two very busy boys at home. I enjoy 
being outdoors and take advantage of any opportunity to go hiking or biking.

All About Ms. Tawney

Welcome to 7th grade!  I am so excited to be at Summit Intermediate.  This 
will be my 21st year teaching.  I received my Bachelor's of Mathematics from 
COE College in Iowa (where I grew up) and my Master's of ELA from CSUSB. My 
teaching career started in Rialto, where I taught 7th grade math for 3 
years.  From there I went to Etiwanda Intermediate and taught 7th grade 
math/science.  When Grapeland opened, I moved there and taught 1st grade, 3rd 
grade and 5th grade.  Last year I taught 6th grade here at SIS and I can't wait to get started 
in 7th grade!  I will be teaching your students on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  

I have one son, Jonas, who will be a 7th grader here at Summit.  He is involved in 
musical theater, which keeps us very busy.  I enjoy watching him perform, 
going to baseball games and concerts, and reading a good book.