Welcome La Mirada High School students, parents, and community members to my website! It has been my privilege to have been a teacher in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District since 1991. Educationally, I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Biola University. In 2010, I graduated from Biola University with a Master of Arts Degree in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership.
In addition to teaching at the high school level, I have also served as an adjunct professor at Biola University within the Dept. of Education. While at Biola, I was tasked with teaching Social Science Pedagogy Courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels. It was a delight to share the educational expertise I have gained at the high school level with students pursuing a professional career in secondary education.
Along with my teaching responsibilities at La Mirada High School, I currently serve as 1st Vice President of the Teachers Association of the Norwalk-La Mirada Area (TANLA). My duties are multi-faceted within the association and thereby have equipped me with a unique knowledge base so as to provide students with a broad educational experience. My commitment to and broad background within the educational profession have helped me to develop a well-rounded perspective of the needs inherent within the educational community (i.e. students, parents, teachers/staff, administration, and community members).
I believe that all students have the potential to learn when provided with adequate educational opportunities, encouragement, and structure. Learning is enhanced when all parties (i.e. students, parents, and teachers) work collaboratively to ensure student achievement.