Hi! My name is Mrs. Ochoa and I am your English teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. This is my 8th year teaching at King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science and 19 years, in total, in the teaching profession. I was born in the Philippines, but raised in Southern California because my father was in the United States Navy and stationed in San Diego and Los Angeles county. My mother is a retired English teacher from the Los Angeles Unified School District and I am proud to follow in her footsteps.
I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in English Education. Additionally, I have earned a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. As a lifelong learner, I cannot wait to engage you in critical thinking skills needed as developing readers and writers. I love teaching the 12th grade and I am looking forward to getting to know each of you throughout the school year. We will have a fun time learning and growing as a group.