My name is Yolanda Miranda. I am very excited to be your child's Math teacher again this year. I think we are going to have so much fun in 8th grade.I love teaching and really enjoy watching students make connections and learn new things. My goal as a teacher is to teach the Common Core Standards, but also to make lasting relationships with my students and help them become life-long learners. I have taught 6th through 8th grade. I really love middle school and all the transitions the students go through at this age. It will be amazing to see each student's growth this year from last year.
I really enjoy teaching Math. I find it fascinating how numbers work and what you can do to numbers for a specific goal. One of my ongoing goals to to show students how to manipulate numbers to make a task easier. Nothing makes me happier than to see the excitement a young student has when it all clicks for them! Math is amazing and I hope my enthusiasm for the subject rubs off on your student and they too will begin to love it.
I grew up in San Diego and have lived here most of my life. I moved to Arizona for a few years, then decided to return to beautiful San Diego. I attended Cal State San Marcos where I earned my Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential. I then went on to earn a Mater's Degree from Northern Arizona University.
I have two children. My daughter just graduated from San Diego State University this past May and earned a degree in hospitality and my son is in 7th grade here at KLA. My son's favorite things to do right now are play baseball and watch sports. Family is very important to me and when I am not at school, I am typically with my family hanging out or watching baseball.
I am looking forward to having a fun, exciting final school year here at KLA with your child. I thank you in advance for all your support.
Ms. Yolanda Miranda