Mr. Lopez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). He’s currently working on his Master’s Degree in Educational Technology at National University. He has a passion for teaching students with the use of technology. He has worked with a diverse population of students. Before attending CSUB, he worked here, at NACP, as a program worker for LA’s Best. He was the sports coach for two years and led their flag football team to their first ever district wide Flag Football championship. He also led the science program and participated in the LA’s Best science fair. While attending CSUB, he worked at Valley Achievement Center, a center for children and adults affected by the Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. During his time in Bakersfield, he also worked for CSUB’s mini-corp program. Their he had to provide direct instructional services to migrant students as prescribed in the California Master Plan.Upon graduating, he began working as a Special Education Assistant for LAUSD. He returned to NACP as a long term substitute. He taught a year in 2nd grade and half a year in Kindergarten. Mr. Lopez is now thrilled to be teaching at El Dorado Avenue Elementary School.
Mr. Lopez loves playing and coaching sports. Basketball is his favorite sport to play. He has been playing basketball since he was in 4th grade. He is an avid football fan who loves to cheer on the best team in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers. He loves laughing, he listens to comedy and goes to comedy shows often. Above all, his favorite thing to do is spending time with his family.
My Teaching Philosophy:
I believe every student has the right to learn and succeed. It is the teacher’s responsibility to meet every students’ needs. As a teacher, I should adapt my teaching style to my students’ needs rather than the other way around. My goal is not only to teach students conceptually but also perceptually to better prepare them for their future careers. I believe every student can be and accomplish anything they want to and that no one should keep them from accomplishing their goals.
My Favorite Quote:
“Knowledge is POWER!”
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”
“I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”