HI, I'm Mandy. I have been a teacher for 20 years now and have loved every single minute of it.I have a passion for making EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS not only academic, but more importantly FUN! In the last few years my love for SOCIAL EMOTIONAL activities in the classroom have doubled. I truly feel like we as teachers / Mentors have a civic duty to create citizens who understand themselves and how to make the world a better place.
My teaching style is very simple: RELATIONSHIP FIRST.....everything else will come easier if that is done immediately. My classroom kiddos are a part of my OHANA (family) that academic year and for years afterward.
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I went to the University of San Diego many years ago and majored in Political Science. I love politics and history. I wanted to go into government to make a difference but found myself with a job opportunity in teaching little ones and realized in the class is where I can make a difference in kiddos lives. I have a Master's degree in elementary education and am in the middle of finishing a certificate program in the area of Gifted and Talented in ESL students. Very fascinating area!
I was born and raised in Southern California and love spending time at the beach, mountains, and everywhere in between.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Communications, Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Exercise Science, Religion, Sports Management, Theater Arts, Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Student Council, Handwriting, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community