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I am a proud Valencia graduate--class of 1986.  During my years at Valencia I was a "band-o" all four years.  I played in band with the flute, tympanis, and xylophone and marched with colorguard as a rifle and the majorette.  Academically I was an honors student yet still found time to be a part of ASB and Valencia cheer as a songleader.  I definitely believe in being involved in school activities.
After graduating from Valencia, I attended several colleges (UCDavis, UCRiverside, Fullerton College, Cal Poly Pomona) but finally finished at Cal State Fullerton.  After going through several majors, I realized that I should pursue my true love--mathematics.  I graduated from CSUF with a Bachelor's of Arts in Mathematics.  I continued at CSUF into the master's program concurrently with the teacher credential program and currently hold a California Clear Teaching Credential in Mathematics.  I finally completed my Master's degree at Concordia University.
When I decided to pursue mathematics and become a teacher there was never a question in my mind that I would come back to teach and give back to the school that had given me so much academically.  I am proud to have been back as a Valencia High School teacher for 30 years.  The past nineteen years have brought the added privilege of being the Math Department Chair.
I absolutely love math and hope to share that with my students.  I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Trig/Math Analysis.  I currently teach PreCalculus Honors and IB Math SL/HLY1 course.  I enjoy both of these courses and the students that I have the privilege of being a part of their educational careers.
I look forward to another great year!  Go Tigers!

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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: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Dr. Trena Salcedo-Gonzalez, Director, Student Wellness, Access, & Academic Achievement (714) 985-8685. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, 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: Dr. Andrea Norman, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8685. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

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