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Welcome Students, Parents, Guardians, and Staff to my website!
It is my hope that we will have a great school year exploring history.  You should know that my mission as a Whittier High School history teacher is to empower students to allow themselves to become lifelong critical thinking learners.  Albert Einstein once said, "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
In our history class, students will have an opportunity to see historical figures come alive off the pages of our history books.  How? Students will research and present themselves as various people throughout history who made a difference in the U.S. and the World.  The theme throughout the school year is that one person can make a difference and history proves that.  We will relate current events to history because that's an essential aspect of our course.
As a teacher, I also teach students about being responsible individuals by meeting deadlines and not making excuses. Students will be expected to turn in their work on time unless they are out on an excused absence.  Once students, parents, and guardians accept the expectation of meeting deadlines, everything goes smoothly.  There is always hope in our history class as long as you are willing to do the work.
About me, I'm an avid Dodger and Angel fan.  Yes, I love both teams.  I also love the Grand Canyon, Hello Kitty, the color purple, cheesecake, Happy Meals, music of most genres, celebrating holidays and cultures, rubber stamping and paper crafting, doing high tea, and to travel. In my spare time, I am a once-a-month tour docent at El Pueblo de Los Angeles which includes Olvera Street in downtown L.A.. All students, parents, guardians, and staff are welcome to join me on a tour sometime.
I look forward to getting to know all of you this school year.  Take care.  
2018-19 Course Schedule
1st Period U.S. History
2nd Period World Civ.
3rd Period U.S. History
4th Period U.S. History
5th Period Conference 
6th Period U.S. History