Cara joins the SCVi team with four years of teaching experience. Most recently, she worked with students ages two through six at Monarch Academy for Young Children in Valencia. In the role of master teacher and curriculum coordinator, she developed and implemented a school-wide pre-kindergarten curriculum. Last year, in collaboration with a co-teacher, she helped to design Monarch Academy's kindergarten curriculum and taught its first ever kindergarten class. She is excited to be part of SCVi because "it is an innovative school, aligned with my teaching philosophy. Cara holds a bachelors degree in psychology, and also completed the Multiple Subject Credential Program. I am excited to make a positive contribution to the SCVi community by working with and learning from new minds, adults and children alike."
Jenny is proud to be a founding facilitator on the K/1 team. She loves working in a project-based atmosphere because she feels that it provides an opportunity for the growth and creativity of every child. Jenny is entering her seventh year teaching, having taught for two years at the Palmdale School District prior to joining the SCVi team. Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, a multiple subject teaching credential, a masters degree in child and adolescent literacy, a reading specialist credential, and a reading certificate from Loyola Marymount University. Jenny lives in Valencia with her husband.
Jose Alberto de la Torre Perez
Jose joins the SCVi K/1 team from Spain, where he taught for four years in both charter and public schools. This included preschool through sixth grade, where he served as the main teacher as well as an English specialist. Last year, Jose taught first grade in addition to working as an English specialist. He was involved in a bilingual project and several social projects in the community. For instance, he helped his school collect funds for rare disease research. Jose has a degree in early childhood education and in elementary education with a specialty in English as a foreign language. His dream has been always to live in the United States, and he considers it a privilege to combine his passion for teaching with his dream. He feels fortunate for this opportunity at SCVi, a school that values hands-on experiential learning.