Brenda RodriguezSocial Studies

    Undergraduate Education
    UCLA  B.A. in History, Minor in Education
    Graduate Education
    UCLA M.A. in Education
    Awards and Recognitions
    Dean’s List, Cum Laude
    A quote that inspires me
    “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.”
    – Paolo Freire
    Crafting, Writing, Playing with Cats
    Who was your favorite teacher and why?
    In high school, my favorite teacher was Mr. Pierson because of how much work and care he put into the students. He was my Academic Decathlon coach and the work was often difficult and overwhelming. However, knowing that he cared about my wellbeing and believed in my abilities made me want to strive for excellence. He even inspired me to become a teacher and an Academic Decathlon coach.
    I think all of my students should read…
    Harry Potter 1-7, 1984, Pride and Prejudice
    What advice or words of wisdom would you offer to students?
    Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Dumbledore
    Who is/are your hero(es)?
    My mom and my sisters for their resiliency.