My road in life has taken me all over.
First, I got my GED in high school and exited out of school early to work.
I got a job and was working.
I got married and had two kids.
Then, I decided to go to Fullerton College.
Then, I transferred to the California State University of Fullerton.
I switched my major from music to journalism, and finally decided on English.
Then I got my first teaching job at Carver Middle School in Los Angeles.
Finally, I became an 8th grade English teacher at Ladera Vista Junior High in Fullerton.
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Junior High ELA Teacher

I am an 8th grade English teacher.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

As an English teacher, I get to work at 7am and have a free period first. For the first two hours, I grade and prepare for my class. The next hours of the day go by with a rush of students every few hours, and I end my day with staff meetings.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

When it comes to figuring out what you want to do with your life, I encourage that people considering this career immerse themselves in a teaching environment to observe and learn from others.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"I experienced the struggles of balancing working full time and attending school full time. Growing up, I heard the discouragement that college was optional."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student


What are you most proud of in your career so far?

Asked by Anonymous Student

Anthony says it ism "being a good role model." Then he explained to me how he stays in touch with some of his students who are grown up and starting their own lives.

What was your first job after graduating?

Asked by Anonymous Student

"My first job was at Carver Middle School in Los Angeles. I think I received the job because I was brave enough to apply with no experience in a classroom setting at all. I had (have) a wonderful mentor, Robert Ward, who is still inspiring me. "

How did you choose your major?

Asked by Anonymous Student

"I changed my major twice (from music to journalism to English) before settling on becoming a teacher"