Meet the Teacher

  • M. D.
    Hi all! I'm Ariane Doerflinger...
    but the kiddos call me Misty (that's Ms.D) =0) 
    I joined the RD White family in 2001 and have taught 2nd through 4th grades.  Prior to that, I taught at Knob Hill Elementary in San Marcos, California.  There, I was a reading specialist and second grade teacher for 4 years. I'm proud to say that at White, I've been the Chair of the Math and Science Committee where we have hosted the Family Math Night and Science Fair for the past five years.
    I believe students need to know how to make good choices and grow to be critical thinkers and positive members of society. I believe in mutual respect between teacher and student and parent.  WE are a team working in tandem during our year together.
    I love to read, travel, garden and teach. I have an AA in Marketing (FIDM), a Bachelor's in Liberal Studies, specializing in Sociology (CSUSM), a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, specializing in Math and Science, with a CLAD (Crosscultural, Language, & Academic Development) Emphasis (CSUSM), and, a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in Reading and Science (CSLA).
    The best way to reach me is via email at  You can also leave a message at school (818) 241-2164 or send in a note with your child.  Remember: be humble, be a self-starter and follow directions... in doing so, respect and prosperity will follow where ever you go. Let's make this a Great Year!