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National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist
ALL ABOUT MS. ZAVALA
My name is Suzy Zavala and I was raised in La Puente, California. I have taught in LAUSD for 31 years in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, first grade and third grade. I attended Loyola Marymount University where I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in European Studies with an emphasis in French. I spent time in Paris, France as an exchange student where I was fortunate to attend the University of Paris, Sorbonne. In 2018 I achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. I enjoy travel, coffee, spending time with family and friends, and seeing smiles on children’s faces!
IN OUR CLASS WE LOVE TO EXPLORE
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING THROUGH STORIES
HELPFUL TIPS BEFORE YOUR CHILD STARTS KINDERGARTEN
FUTURE ENGINEERS AT WORK
I believe that the school experience should nurture social-emotional skills in each child and create joyful school memories. Following a model based on the Constructivist approach, I believe in the following things.
-Respectful, caring bonds with children and their families are vital for a wonderful school experience.
-Each child has unique strengths and various levels of language learning experiences.
-Instruction should be differentiated to provide challenge and support for all children to build on success.
-Rich experiences should be provided in language, mathematics, the sciences, the arts and storytelling.