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Apex and Edgenuity

Program Overview
The Apex/Edgenuity program is a blended learning model in which students receive instruction and resources online while having a credentialed teacher to assist, tutor, and/or mentor them in the classroom. The curriculum is established by the online provider (Apex or Edgenuity) and approved by LAUSD.  Depending on the course and provider, there are assignments that must be submitted to the online instructor or the classroom teacher. Which provider and course is assigned depends on a number of factors.
 
The courses offered range from AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP Psychology to all the 'regular' classes (English, Math, etc) for both first-time credit and credit recovery. Specific courses not offered at this time are the sciences and fine arts.
 
Documents
These documents are to aid you in understanding the weekly progress reports you should receive in your email. For Apex reports, it is most useful to look at "Grade to Date" to see what percentage your student has in class. For Edgenuity, the "Actual Grade" is the most accurate representation.
 
If you are unsure which report you should look at, if you have any questions about it, or any questions at all please email me.
 
Biography

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where it was just as likely to find an alligator in a pool than to tan on the famed white sand beaches the city is known for. After graduation, I attended the University of Florida in Gainesville — Go Gators! At UF I received my Bachelor’s in History, Master in Secondary Education, and Master of Science in Management. While in college, I married my high school sweetheart, Jessica, also a UF alum. After graduation, we moved to Los Angeles and pursued jobs in our respective fields.

 

My first teaching position was at James Monroe High School, where I taught tenth through twelfth graders for six years. After finding a passion for math instruction and gaining a math credential later in my career, I went to work at the Virtual Program (now iGranada) at Granada Hills Charter High School as an Academic Advisor and then at the Social Justice Humanities Academy in San Fernando before returning to the Humanities Magnet at Cleveland High School. Here I helped establish the online program at Cleveland.

 

And now for some fun facts. I have taught Social Studies, Math, English, Physics and Chemistry over the course of my career. I always root for my Gators – in all kinds of weather! I love spending time with my daughter – a future Gator in training. I pick up new and interesting — often obscure — information everywhere, and try to put it to good use by finding ways to connect it meaningfully for my friends, family, and students.

 

I'm thrilled to be part of such a spectacular team of education and work with such fantastic students!