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Hello parents and students, my name is Mrs. Howard. I grew up in Orange County and I graduated from Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills. My whole life I wanted to be a Dentist until I became an AVID tutor while I was in college. The second I stepped into the classroom I knew that this was where I was meant to be. I graduated from UC Irvine (Go Anteaters) with a degree in Biology. I obtained my teaching credential and Master's degree from National University. I currently live in Yorba Linda with my husband, my 2-year-old daughter named Sadie, my 10-month-old son named AJ, and my two fur babies, Stanley and Charlie. I love watching sports with my friends and family, including hockey, football, and soccer. My hobbies include camping, hiking, reading, watching scary movies, cooking, traveling, listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, and relaxing.
I have a huge passion for Biology and my goal is to show my students how exciting and interesting science truly is. I am looking forward to an awesome year at Valencia High School. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any help, I am always available for my students and their parents.

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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