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Meet the Common Core Coaches

Language Arts:
Brooke Wheeler Room L105 X2825

Brooke can be reached by email: [email protected]


Alma Guzman Room D211 X2320

Colleges Attended:

1.University of California, Riverside;

2.National University

Credentials Held:

  1. Bachelor'sof Science in Math
  2. Master's of Science in Curriculum and Instruction
  3. Clear Math Credential
  4. Supplemental Spanish Credential
  5. SB1969 (satisfy CLAD requirement) Certification

Classes Taught: All Math courses offered (Pre Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry, Probability & Statistics, Math Analysis, APCalculus); Spanish 1, Education courses through Clairmont Graduate University

Favorite Candy: Chocolate

Why CC coaching? To have the focus necessary and to grow professionally in order to help my math department, school, and district, make this ground breaking transition to Common Core.

Alma can be reached by email: [email protected]


Dana Baron Room P100 X2650

Colleges attended:

  1. Cal PolyPomona
  2. ConcordiaIrvine

Credentials Held:

  1. Specialized Biological Sciences
  2. Specialized Agriculture Sciences

Classes Taught: Biology, Anatomy & Phys, Natural Science, Agriculture Biology, Ag Leadership, Ag Mechanics, Plant & Animal Science, Floriculture

Favorite candy: Wild Berry Skittles & Peppermint Patties

Why CC coaching? "Iam excited to delve in to common core and help teachers get as excited about it as I am."

Dana can be reached by email: [email protected]


Cathy Whalen Room E213 X2422

Colleges Attended:

  1. California State University @ Fullerton
  2. Long Beach City College

Credentials Held: Associated Arts in Social Science, Bachelor of Arts in History, Masters of Science in Secondary Instruction, Single Subject Credential in Social Studies, National Board Certified in History/Early Adolescence, SB1969 (satisfy CLAD requirement)

Classes Taught: 7th grade Math, Language Arts, World History, Reading; 8th grade Language Arts, U.S. History; 10th grade World History, Geography.

Favorite candy: Snickers & Rolos

Why cc coaching? To develop professionally and help myself and others to transition into Common Core.

Cathy can be reached by email: [email protected]

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