Fifth Grade

The fifth grade team at Kellogg is dedicated to the betterment of the whole child. We know the importance of reading, writing, math, science and social studies, but we also value the arts and the emotional intelligence of each student. Learning should be rigorous and fun. We strive to create a learning atmosphere that embraces and accepts all students, as well as teaches about kindness, respect and empathy.




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Tyler Wilkes

I went into teaching because I love being around kids. Some say it’s because I have the maturity level of a 10-year-old, but I like to think it’s because I’m on a mission to educate the leaders of the future (or, maybe both). I have taught in Goleta for 11 years. The first few in 4th grade and the last eight in 5th.  This is my first year at Kellogg, all prior years were at Hollister. I grew up in Santa Barbara and went to school in Goleta! I actually had my first ever baseball practice on Kellogg’s field. I later went on to play baseball at DP, where I hit 2 home runs every game, leading the Chargers to win the world championship.

My wife Natalie is also a teacher and teaches first grade at Monte Vista Elementary School. We have 2 chunky children. Leo is three and Summer is one. We love to go to the beach, swim, ride bikes and eat. We also have a few pets: 7 St. Bernards, 11 cats, 12 guinea pigs, 4.5 hamsters, and an entire school of deadly piranhas. 

In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, beach volleyball, soccer, football and playing the drums. I also play the guitar, if owning a guitar and knowing how to play two chords counts as playing guitar.

In my classroom I love to challenge, play, excite, learn, fail and grow.  Juicy mistakes are heavily rewarded because of their importance in the learning process. My classroom is a place to learn and have fun at the same time.


Go Bulldogs!