My name is Lindsay Capitanich, and I am a 4th/5th/6th grade teacher here at Birch Lane Elementary. I was born and raised in California, and have lived in Davis since 2006. Growing up, I participated in dance, soccer, hiking, lapidary, and camping. These days, I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, reading, crocheting, and spending time with my family.

Before teaching, I majored in Geology, did field studies in both Canada and Australia, and was an Environmental Geologist for 10 years.  I then decided to follow my passion for teaching and began to substitute teach for DJUSD. I was a substitute teacher for 3 years and decided to earn my teaching credential and Master’s in Education. I learned about the Montessori program through substitute teaching at Birch Lane, and began my Lower Elementary Montessori credential that year.  I have been teaching the Montessori upper elementary grades 4/5/6 since 2019.

I’m so excited to be working with such an amazing group of students, parents, and teachers!

Lindsay Capitanich | 4/5/6 Teacher

K/1 Program