Back to School Night 2020:
Hi! I am Ms. Acosta and I am a teacher at Paloma Valley High School (PVHS). This year will be my 6th year at PVHS. For the academic school year 2020-21, I will be teaching Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1, Spanish 2, AVID 9, and Academic Guidance for College and Career Success. I look forward to teaching and learning from this diverse group of students! :)
I am originally from Lynwood and the Coachella Valley. If you'd like to learn more about me, check out this PUHSD article: http://blog.puhsd.org/2015/09/trading-grapes-for-apples.html.
I moved to the Inland Empire to attend UC Riverside as an undergraduate student and teacher candidate. I have a BA in Sociology/Spanish and Teaching Credential from UCR. I also have a master's degree in Educational Counseling and a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential from Azusa Pacific University (APU).
When I am not teaching, I love to travel abroad or simply visit new places around the area. Prior to 2020, you would find me catching a flight somewhere during most school breaks. This past year, I was able to visit most of South America and Antarctica. I have been to all of the continents, except Australia where I hope to travel to before I turn 30. When I was in college, I studied abroad in Spain (Europe) and Ghana (Africa) for a year.
Aside from traveling, I also love to return home and spend time with my family. I have twin nephews and a 3rd one on his way. They have kept me very busy during quarantine. Since I have not been able to run away from them...oops, I mean... since I have not been able to travel, I have been home enjoying their company. Other things I enjoy are watching Netflix/YouTube, exploring content on IG, reading personal development and memoirs, listening to Reggaetón, Banda, 2000s Hip Hop and R&B, and taking a walk in nature (usually hiking).
I look forward to getting to know my students and their families this school year! You can always contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENTS: Please check our CANVAS class page for announcements, assignments, agendas, and more! You will check this on a DAILY basis.