Hello! My name is Mrs. Placensia, and I teach second grade here at Plummer Elementary. I am excited about working with my second graders this year. Kids rock! I have been working for LAUSD here at Plummer since 1986. I was born in East Los Angeles and grew up in Los Angeles County. I graduated from UCLA and attended CSUN for post graduate studies. Most people don't know that I was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader for many years. That's where I developed my love for camping and hiking. I also love to read and travel during my free time. My life's inspiration is my husband because he never gives up in the face of adversity. My hope is to teach my students to persevere no matter how hard something may be. I want them to know that failure is a part of learning and that if they aren't making mistakes, they aren't learning.