Saint Martin of Tours has a departmental approach for teaching and mentoring our junior high students. My focus is on the humanities, teaching Ancient History to the 6th grade and Literature, American History, Church History, and Morality to the 8th grade. My students are engaged through a variety of instructional techniques including writing, reading, research, note taking, long and short-term projects, and multimedia technology. My objective is to not only teach course content but to also present continual opportunities for my students to learn how to think analytically, to work collaboratively, to manage their time efficiently, and to study effectively. As a result, students are well prepared to meet the challenges of high school and gain admission to the leading high schools throughout the Los Angeles area. Through our Religion curriculum, junior high students also engage in Christian Community Service outreach activities that teach and strengthen the lifelong core values of compassion, generosity, and gratitude.
In addition to my teaching duties, I also serve as the SMT Student Council moderator where students learn a multitude of skills while providing leadership to the student body. The student council organizes and directs a myriad of service and community-building activities that are enjoyed by students across all grade levels throughout the year.