King/Drew Magnet High School Of Medicine And Science

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Mrs. Denise Espinoza, English Teacher

About Me
I am Mrs. Denise Espinoza. I am a proud product of LAUSD.  I am honored to be in my 23rd year of teaching English.  I have taught 9th, 10th, and 12th grade.  I have taught Reading Intervention, English Learners, regular College Prep, Honors, and AP Literature.  I believe in the power of life-long learning, of continuing to expand one's mind.  I hold my students to high expectations because I believe in the ability of all students to succeed.
I believe that literature is life! Literature can shine a mirror on ourselves and our lives, giving us the words we did not have to express our truths.  Literature can also open windows onto those individuals, cultures, and/or times which appear to be different from us, helping us to understand others and highlighting the humanity within us all.
Courses: Click on the course title to see the syllabus
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Contact Me:
Room: 311
Phone: (323) 566-0420