I have worked at public, private, and charter schools! My teaching career began at Carnegie Middle School in Carson, California in 2003. While teaching at Carnegie, I decided to continue my educational pursuits, and enrolled in the Master of Art's program in Curriculum Development and Instruction from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). After graduating from CSULB, and after teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade history for four years at Carnegie, I moved to Medellin, Colombia in 2007. I taught at a private American school in Envigado, Colombia named "The Columbus School." After teaching in Colombia for five years, I decided to come back to Los Angeles to teach at Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (BSSCA). This is my fifteen year as an educator and my fourth year at BSSCA! This year, apart from teaching, I am also the assistant principal in charge of instruction. Having both an admin role and a teacher role gives me a unique perspective in education.
Interactive, visually based, student-centered, learning structures, research-based, integrated.
-Selected as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) “Teacher of the Year” for Southern California (2006) - Inauguration Student-Teacher Contest Winner, Congress Member Karen Bass, California District 37 (2012) - New Teacher Center (NTC) trained mentor teacher (2016) - AP U.S. History Reader (College Board) 2016 - Google Certified Educator - Level I and Level II (2017)
- M.A. Educational Administration from CSUN (2013) - M.A. Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB (2007) - B.S. Secondary Education, History (2003)
I have two cats and enjoy reading non-fiction! I am passionate about education and of making knowledge accessible to students!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, Spanish, Japanese, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Psychology, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Statistics, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, General Science, Physical Science, Cooking, ESL / ELL / EFL, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Physical Therapy, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, American Sign Language, Student Council, Coaching, Engineering, Women's History Month, African History