Teaching

 

My approach to teaching is based on a foundation of access, DIY approaches, community collaboration and engagement, valuing and acknowledging multiple forms of knowledge, and an interdisciplinary approach to the English discipline that emphasizes social value.

I first began working in public education in 2014 as a guest teacher and earned my single subject teaching credential in English from Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus in 2016.

In a rather serendipitous turn of events, I was placed at my alma mater as a student-teacher. And for the next two school years, I served at the same school site as an English II, English III, Journalism I-IV teacher, as well as the adviser of the school newspaper.

Working with young people has been the greatest joy of my life. I believe in their greatness. In their creativity. In their ingenuity. In their compassion. In their generosity. In their conviction. In their determination. In their kindness.

Letter of Rec Requests

If you would like to request a letter of recommendation, please click on the green button below, which will lead to you a Google Form. Please thoroughly complete it with detail so I can personalize your letter to the best of my ability.

  • Please ask with enough advance notice (at least a month). Writing a thoughtful letter of rec takes time and is an important aspect of getting an idea of who you are and what you represent. Some tips on how to get a good recommendation: https://goo.gl/qWAaNR, https://goo.gl/2i5j7g

  • Email me that you have completed the form and attach a brag sheet or résumé with the subject line: Your Full Name - Letter of Rec

  • I highly recommend that you apply to the scholarship program organized by the counseling department by completing the Educational Profile application. Check this page for details: https://goo.gl/oQcgxu

  • Important to note: When you show interest in class, you are putting yourself in a position to reap dividends in the future. Be engaged in the classroom. Your teachers are passionate about their field. They know who you are. :)