Pedagogy is certainly important, but what really matters for effective teaching is: “can you connect with every student in some way?”
“Being a teacher is really a calling,” said Melo, 29. “I feel very fortunate to work with the students I work with every day. My students empower me. When you’re feeling a little down as a teacher, just listening to a student greet you or being excited walking into the classroom gives you the motivation, the energy to keep going.”
"Albert Ngo is a visionary and his hard work and dedication puts that vision into reality." - Greg Fryan
"From my program at CSUSM, I learned the importance of equity and access; cultural proficiency. This was so aligned with my own beliefs and has guided me in my decision-making experience as a school leader."
"I carry with me the mentality of always Sí Se Puede, but I take it to another level. I remind myself constantly: Sí Se Puede, Sí Se Pudo, Sí Se Va Poder."
“I really love that Cal State San Marcos is committed to social justice and serving a diverse community,” McNamara said. “It was a perfect fit for me.”