Kierra Todd

Teacher/Mentor

B.A in English Education 2018 from CSU-Long Beach and English Single Subject Teaching Credential 2020 from CSU-San Marcos

Education

Kierra began her educational journey at MSJC Community College where she received multiple associates degrees pertaining to English and Psychology. Following community college, Kierra attended Cal State Long Beach and graduated in 2018 with a B.A in English Education with an emphasis in literature. With the goal of becoming an educator, Kierra pursed her teaching credential at Cal State San Marcos in 2019 and received her English Single Subject Teaching Credential Spring 2020.

Experience

As part of her teaching credential program, Kierra was a student teacher, also known as a teacher candidate, at San Marcos High School in Fall 2019 and El Camino High School in Oceanside Spring 2020. Through her student teaching experiences
she taught Honors English 9, assisted in ELD classes, and taught a college prep business English and argument class for 11th grade. Her duties included studying teaching strategies with a focus on differentiated learning, technology integration, implementing strategies of focus on campus, and learning to teach amongst the pandemic virtually. During her undergraduate studies, Kierra immersed herself into many opportunities in preparation of becoming an educator. She completed observation hours and field work in the Migrant Ed program in Fallbrook and Huntington Beach, and worked as a classroom activity specialist and tutor for after school programs in the Hemet Unified School District and Anaheim Achieves through the YMCA.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • She has a conversion van named Reggie that she travels in to different states with her husband and 2 dogs!
  • Snorkeling and hiking are her favorite hobbies! One of the hardest hikes she has ever done that also happened to have amazing snorkeling was on the Big Island in Hawaii called Captain Cook's Monument. Highly recommend if you go to not hike and take a charter boat out to snorkel. It is an intense 7 mile roundtrip hike with elevation incline and humidity elements on top of the snorkeling.
  • She was born and raised in a town home to the Scientology Capital, land of ostriches and other zoo/farm animals, has the best "James burrito" and was originally started as a retirement community...Hemet, CA: the town with quite the quirks!
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