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Teresa Shermer


I was a PYLUSD student K-12 then attended CSUF where I earned my BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature in 1990.  I also attended CSUF to receive my credential in English in 1991.  I  received my MS and Pupil Personnel Service credential in Educational Counseling in 2005 from the University of La Verne


I taught Theater Arts at Valencia from 1992-1998.  I then taught ELD,  and taught and coordinated the Valencia AVID program from 1998 to 2015.  I  have been the ELD Coordinator since 2011, teach our New Emerging 9-12 newcomers block periods 2 and 4 and Expanding/Bridging ELD 9 period 5, and am the ELD Department Chair.


My favorite hobby now is being in our house and spending time with my husband and two beautiful children who are in now in 7th and 9th grades.  I love to travel internationally and domestically.  I love to read, dance Salsa, and enjoy going to alternative music concerts.  I love watching movies, going to the theater, and symphony.  My family and I go riding motorcycles and quads and I like cooking and gardening.


My path was really focused.  I graduated from El Dorado, went to CSUF for four years and started student teaching.  I was hired at Valencia in 1992 and plan to be here until I retire.






Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Dr. Issaic Gates, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Gina Aguilar, Director, Student Services (714) 985-8670. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Melissa Samson, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Gina Aguilar, Directora, Educación Secundaria (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Asistente de Superintendente, Servicios Ejecutivos (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Melissa Samson, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101