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About Ms. Guevara


As a teacher and magnet coordinator, I strive to motivate and advise students to do their best and extend their own personal limits. I believe that by expanding upon previous knowledge and exploring new, uncharted territory people can increase their career opportunities and future personal successes greatly. I have a wonderful connection with my students and their parents. My classroom offers a safe nurturing environment. I have always gone above and beyond to make my students feel comfortable and motivated in my classroom. Throughout the years, I have taught various courses: English 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, American Literature, Contemporary Composition, Yearbook, Journalism, Creative Writing, CAHSEE Prep, Spanish 2, Leadership and various Academic Recovery courses. I have over 15 years of teaching experience. 


I earned my Bachelors Degree in Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, as well as, my Single Subject Teaching Credential in English Language Arts. I am currently working towards my Masters Degree in Counseling at Loyola Marymount University.

I look forward to working with you and your child.


Un Poco Sobre Ms. Guevara

Como maestra y cordinadora de magnet, me esfuerzo por motivar y asesorar a los estudiantes a que hagan todo lo posible y ampliar sus sueños. Creo que, con la aplicación de conocimientos previos y la exploración de nuevas ideas, sus oportunidades de un futuro éxito se mejoran. Tengo una maravillosa relación con mis alumnos y sus padres. Mi clase ofrece un ambiente seguro. A lo largo de los años, he enseñado varios cursos: Inglés 6,7,8,9, 10, Literatura Americana, composición contemporánea, Periodismo, Escritura Creativa, CAHSEE Prep, Español 2, y Liderazgo. Tengo mas de 15 anos de experiencia.


Obtuve my titulo en Artes de Cine y Televisión Arte en la Universidad del Estado de California, Northridge (CSUN), al igual que my credencial en Inglés y literature. En la actualidad estoy trabajando en mi Maestría en Consejería de la Universidad Loyola Marymount.


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Ms. Guevara


Welcome to Ms. Guevara's  Class Website

We are going to be doing a great deal! This class will be your opportunity-our opportunity- to explore the most fascinating issues that plaque and enlighten society. Some of the questions we will attempt to answer on our journey through literature and self-discovery are: How does questioning literature shape our identity and lead to change within the individual, within society and within culture?  How does society and culture impact our education and ability to learn? How does communication empower an individual, a society, and culture? and How does reading and writing literature help us understand ourselves and others?



Outside Reading 

During the school year, you will read a minimum of two books during the fall semester and two books spring semester.  You should be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Parents will be required to sign off on all your book selections.
  • Books must be a minimum of 150 pages unless you receive permission from me to read a shorter work (be prepared to provide a justification for a shorter selection).
  • Books must be grade-level appropriate (6th grade – high school).
  • You will not be allowed to read books you have already read in school or will read as part of the required high school English curriculum.  If you aren’t sure about these titles, ask/e-mail me.
  • You will not be allowed to read books that have been turned into movies.
  • Challenge yourselves.  These readings should be interesting to you, but I would also like to see you reading works that take you beyond what you already do, know, think, etc.  I can’t force you to do this, but consider the fact that most of you will be going to college and the world is a huge, fascinating place.  Explore it.
  • You may also want to consider reading books that are interesting and will help you better understand your other classes, especially History.
  • Students will be required to check out books from the library or purchase them with enough time to meet reading project deadlines.  I have a classroom library for students to peruse and check out from the classroom collection on a first come, first served basis.  Students will be responsible for taking good care of these books and replacing them if they are lost/severely damaged.
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