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Maritza Cardenas » English 9

English 9

Hello everyone!

I am Ms. Cardenas. Let's get ready for a great academic year!

Personal Life: I was raised in and around Hawthorne, CA. I am the oldest child. I love to write poetry, read, and spend time with my family. I am a big fan of the Harry Potter books and love to discuss the magical world. I have always had a hard time deciding on a favorite color so I have always said it is black. You'll see me wear black almost every day. I am a tall 5'2 and I love to color my hair. It is currently pink. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite treat. I decided I wanted to be an English teacher in the 12th grade. 

Education: I graduated from Lawndale High School. I went to El Camino Community College and transferred to UCLA where I received my B.A in English. At El Camino Community College my poems were published in their literary journal The Myriad. At UCLA I interned with the Daily Bruin as a bruin contributor (student journalist). I am currently attending Loyola Marymount University. I am working on obtaining a Master of Education in Literacy. 

Favorite Quotes:
"It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore, J.K Rowling
"Being ahead of your time means much suffering from it. But it's beautiful to love the world with eyes that have not yet been born." - Otto Rene Castillo