Degrees and Certifications:
Master's Degree in Education - Claremont Graduate University Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Systems - University of Phoenix Content and Methods Certificate for teaching Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture - University of Riverside AWARDS: Staff Member of the Month - MAY 2014 Homeroom of the Year - 4TH PERIOD 2015-2016 Kids Choice Award by Sylvan Learning - DECEMBER 2016 Staff Member of the Month - JANUARY 2017 AVID Teacher of the Month - AUGUST 2017 Renaissance Teacher of The Year Nominee - AUGUST 2017 Staff Member of the Month - NOVEMBER 2017 Renaissance Teacher of the Year Nominee - AUGUST 2018 Staff Member of the Month - FEBRUARY 2019
Dear Families and Students,
Welcome to my Classroom Page. My name is Claudia Reynolds and this is my eighteenth year teaching Spanish.
I am originally from El Salvador, a small country in Central America. I came to the United States as a teenager escaping the Salvadorean Civil War. As a teenager, I endured many obstacles when I came to the United States, including being without my family and not knowing how to speak English. Growing up in Latin America was amazing. The richness of my culture and the warm-heartedness and affection of its people is what I hope to relate to my students as they walk in my classroom.
I received my Master’s Degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University in 2004. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems from University of Phoenix. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a Marketing Manager for Multicultural Research Center in Orange County. My personal and professional experiences with diverse groups of people reflect a positive climate of collaboration in my classroom.
As a teacher, I hold a deep understanding of what my students need to learn to be successful and productive citizens of 21st Century Globalization. Students connect their learning with life experiences and passions. Students are immersed in a continuous blend of learned and experienced traditions. In my classroom, students will be encouraged daily to work together to discover information, piece it together, and construct meaning with what they are learning.
Bienvenidos a mi clase.
“A different language is a different vision of life.” Federico Fellini
“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” Geffrey Willans
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” Frank Smith