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Nice To Meet You!


Dear KLA Leaders:

My name is Miss Kang and I would like to welcome to KLA all new and returning 6th, 7th, and 8th  grade students. I will be co-teaching a 6th,   , 7th , and 8th-grade Humanities class with Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Hamler..  I am so excited to get to know all of you!


I graduated from college at UC San Diego with a political science degree. I earned my teaching credential and Masters degree at National University. I also hold a Special Education credential earned from Azusa Pacific University.  I used to work at KLA about 4 years ago as a student teacher. Mr. Hamler and Miss Reese were my wonderful master teachers, who graciously taught me the KLA ways. This will be my second year at KLA and I am hoping that we will have a productive, enriched learning experience together. I'm excited to hear that KLA has dedicated and supportive parents, students, and staff.

I had a wonderful summer teaching at camp and, going on outings with my dogs! I have also enjoyed taking many new and diverse dance classes to improve skills in hip hop, jazz, and contemporary dance. Like writing, dance is a wonderful tool in fostering creativity and managing stress for me. I have great joy in listening to beats/music and corresponding with an interpretation of dance choreography. I hope to see some of you participating in this year’s enriched arts/dance program.

Another pastime that I enjoy includes reading news magazines such as TIME, or online news such as I am grateful when I read the news and realize how safe and healthy I am. Sometimes I am able to learn something new about a different culture or country. Reading the news is great because it is informative, entertaining, and a great way for me to stay updated with the rest of the world. This last summer I was able to read some books on mindfulness.

In my class, I will show leadership and expect you to do the same. I expect students to respect others, do all their class work, participate in class frequently, work diligently in groups, complete all their homework, have a positive attitude, and most of all, have the courage to value and discover themselves as a leader this year.  We are utilizing the online Amplify curriculum to help guide students' learning as outlined in the CA Common Core curriculum.

If you or your parents have any questions or concerns about your performance in my class, or any other issues, you are welcome to set up an appointment with me after school. Email me anytime at I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am looking forward to meeting and learning more about each and every one of you!


Miss Kang  6th,7th, 8th grade Humanities Teacher

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