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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." – Vince Lombardi 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I look forward to meeting and working with you this year whether it be virtually or in person. This will be my seventh year teaching at Valencia and could not be more thrilled to be a part of this amazing school! I teach two sections of College Prep Government and two sections of Untied States History. Along with teaching, I am also the head coach of Girl’s Water Polo and Swimming.
I was born and raised in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and after high school I attended the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!!) where I received my Bachelor's Degree in American Studies and played Division 1 water polo. After graduating college, I started coaching high school water polo and I quickly realized teaching and coaching was my passion so I went back to school to earn my teaching credentials in Social Science. I then went on to earn Master's Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University
I believe in having high expectations for both my students and athletes and excited to help them throughout this year. I believe that communication is key to the success of students. So if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I am committed to all my students and athletes present and future growth and success.
Pride, Tradition, Excellence

1. VOTE - early, often, and EVERY CHANCE YOU GET!
2. CHERISH and EMBRACE your rights - don't take them lightly or disregard them!
3. Jury duty is not only a DUTY, it is FUN - enjoy the chance to make the Bill of Rights meaningful!
4. INVEST early and often - in yourself, in your education, in your life, in your future.
5. We are SO LUCKY to be Americans. Don't ever take that for granted.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”            – Margaret Mead

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: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (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: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. 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

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101