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Faculty: Global Studies


Ms. Carrera Teacher

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela 

My educational philosophy is based on the belief that education is a vital tool that can teach children the essential skills necessary to live as confident and productive citizens in our society.  Within my classroom, students are engaged in meaningful thinking and hands-on learning that allows them to see their mistakes as a learning opportunity.  I believe that in order for students to learn they need to be in a safe and supportive classroom environment.   All students can learn when they are accepted for who and where they are in their educational journey.  As a teacher, I foster collaboration between teacher, students, and parents grounded in mutual respect and trust.  Building a strong relationship with parents and students is a must for effective learning to take place.  I believe that not all students learn in the same way, so it’s important for me to teach the way students learn by using different modalities as well as integrating technology and the arts.  It is my mission to instill a love of life-long learning in my students!! Join us at LRA for the greatest educational experience! 


  • BA and my Masters from CSULA

  • Reading Certificate and a Reading Specialist credential from CSULA. 


  • Student-centered learning 
  •  Building positive relationship with students and parents 
  •  Engaging students in learning that is fun and meaningful 

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Mrs. Bailon Teacher

My educational philosophy is guided by my believe in establishing routines so that young learners may take ownership of their classroom, their day, and in time, their learning.  Once students know what to expect and know how the day will run, they become more independent and more confident.  Just as important however, is forming relationships with students and their families.  In order to be able to work as a team, we must be able to trust in each other.

BA is Sociology and Spanish

22 years of teaching experience in grades Kindergarten to 3rd

Common Sense Educator

LAUSD Future Ready Leader

Training in CGI from the UCLA Mathematics Project

Training in Writers Workshop from the Teachers College -Columbia University (Reading and Writing Project)


· Traveling

· Teaching

· Learning

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Mrs. M. Navarro Teacher

My educational philosophy centers around student relationships and the profoundly believe that all learning stems from relationships. The connection to my students and families must be evident within and beyond the school walls. I am proud to be part of an amazing team of educators at Roybal-Allard ES where we value 

Quote: “No significant learning occurs without significant relationships.” James Comer 


I obtained by BA, teaching credential and Masters from Cal State L.A. 


  • Reading! I like to discover new books and meet new characters. 

  • Social Justice 

  • Growth Mindset

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Mrs. Laris Teacher

Hello, I’m so excited to be your child’s first grade teacher.  Let me tell you a little about myself.  I graduated from California State Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree.  Continued my education and earned a masters’ degree.  I have been teaching for sixteen years.  I am very happy that I get to do what I love, teach.  My husband and I have two wonderful kids, their names are Ronny and Kevin.  Welcome to First grade! 

My Educational Philosophy 

My educational philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that education is a process that involves parents and teachers working together on a common goal.  I believe that every child can learn and has the potential to succeed when parents, teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, and service providers work together.  As the African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  What this means to me is that working together we can provide a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning for all.  


  • Arts in education 

  • Social justice 

  • Making learning fun

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Mr. Hernandez Teacher

My educational philosophy revolves around personalized learning. Personalized learning is a student-driven instruction strategy in which students deeply engage in meaningful, authentic, and rigorous challenges. It is moving beyond passive student roles to meet real world needs including the demands for creative, adaptive, collaborative problem solvers. It takes into account students’ backgrounds, interests, learning styles, and many other variables, to teach not subjects and content, but to teach students. While the instructor plays a role in the acquisition of knowledge, the students need to realize that they, themselves, are in control of their educational development.  


  • I earned a BA from California State University, Los Angeles in 2005.


  • Interdependence 

  •  Growth Mindset 

  •  Student-Centered Instruction

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Mrs. M. Garcia Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Garcia and I am thrilled to be your child's second grade teacher this school year.  I share something common with most LRA students, I grew up right here in Huntington Park.  I attended Miles Avenue Elementary, Gage Middle School, and Huntington Park High School and created wonderful memories in this community.  As you can see, I am very passionate about education and I hope to share this with all my students.


This school year I want my second grade students to be enthusiastic about returning to the classroom.   Students will engage in different activities that will contribute to their learning in unique ways.  In our class, we will dive in to our books to learn about different genres, discuss topics like diversity of characters, and highlight informational texts.  Alongside our reading, students will create their own stories during Writer’s workshop using the writing process.  Students will collaborate, peer review, and present their writing to one another so that everyone’s voice is heard.  For our math lessons, students will use a variety of manipulatives, strategies and models to solve real world problems and become the best mathematicians at LRA.  With all this learning, students will also be using technology to enhance their skills as students and future citizens.


As your child’s teacher, I will make sure that your child is acknowledged and feels safe once they enter the school and classroom.  Every student has their own learning style and so I believe differentiated instruction is essential to making our classroom reach its learning potential.  I will provide the skills and tools needed to have a successful academic year.  I also hope that in our classroom students learn how to collaborate, empathize, organize, and lead to prepare for life-long learning.  I look forward to working with parents and families to give our second grade students the best year ever!  


CSULA:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Sociology, along with my teaching credential and Masters in Bilingual Education.


  • Diverse texts

  • Hands on math

  • Edtech

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