Hello, my name is Mr. Javier, and I am looking forward to teaching your child this year. Guided by the CA Social Science State Standards and Common Core Standards, I plan on engaging your child with challenging and thought-provoking social studies lessons. My main goals this year are to help students find meaning in social studies and to improve students’ writing in social studies. I will be using curriculum from the Stanford History Project to help students write evidence-based arguments. In addition, I will be implementing student-centered activities from the History Alive program created by the Teacher’s Curriculum Institute. In order to engage students, historical simulations and role-playing will also be an integral part of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
Hometown: Downey, CA
Subject: Social Studies
Mr. Javier was born in Orange and raised in Downey, California. He attended Saint Raymond’s school from Kindergarten to 8th grade and was taught by talented teachers who inspired him to develop his own leadership skills. Mr. Javier would later attend Saint John Bosco High School. During his time there, he was involved with the Christian service core team which helped him develop a lifelong passion for serving others and building community. Upon entering UC Irvine, Mr. Javier became involved with L.O.G., Light of God, a Catholic community. He also became involved as a teaching assistant for Cal Teach and Global Connect. In addition, he planned events for student housing, taught a first year leadership class, and became a summer resident advisor for middle and high school students. These opportunities at UC Irvine allowed Mr. Javier to fully develop a passion for teaching and lead him to consider working for a Catholic school. He graduated from UC Irvine with a major in sociology and a minor in history. Mr. Javier is currently working on his Master’s degree in Education at Loyola Marymount University. He is very excited to be a part of Saint Jerome’s teaching staff. Mr. Javier is looking forward to building community in his classroom, pushing his students to do their very best every day, and bringing positive energy to the classroom.
“There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.” -- John 15:13