Lisa has worked with Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third graders for the past 20 years and is Booster President of the high school band. She has worked on several committees, including Student Council, Pacing Guide Planning, and StarLab. Cassandra has 10 years of preschool experience, and is currently working in Special Ed. over the past two years in the high school setting. Cassandra is a part of the Planned Learning Committees and runs tutoring services with K-3 at a local daycare facility.
We incorporate direct instruction, as well as modeling and student led projects. We create units that keep the students engaged and cover grade level common core standards. Our lessons use a an abundance of multiple intelligences and modalities needed to help all students learn using their strengths.
Lisa was chosen to represent her school as part of the District Pacing Guide Committee. She has helped to align the curriculum to the common core standards and to create district wide assessments. She is also serving her second year as Booster President for the Tracy High School Band. Cassandra has just been promoted to Department Chair of Special Education at Mountain House High School.
Lisa graduated from Cal State Hayward (East Bay) with a BA in Early Childhood Studies. She continued to get her teaching credential through Cal State Hayward in multiple subjects with supplemental authorization to teach English. She continues her education to stay up to date with current teaching trends, standards, and more. Cassandra graduated from Grand Canyon University with a BS in Elementary Education and Special Education. She continued to earn two credentials through GCU in multiple subjects and special education. She recently graduated with her Masters in Special Education for Credential Teachers. She continues to further her education to stay up to date with the current teaching trends and properly prepare for special education student sin both mainstream and SDC environments.
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