King/Drew Magnet High School Of Medicine And Science

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Ms. Rebecca Salen, English Teacher

The Philosophy of Teaching in Room 306
The power of education, the power of empowering the youth with a voice that allows them to go out into the world and defy every stereotype that the world has of them has become more than a mission, but a passion; it is the green light that keeps me beating on. It’s a lofty goal: one that keeps me awake at night, causes me to shed tears when I see the world they are up against, but I believe in all of my students so very much that I keep pushing forward with the belief that each one of them is a beacon of change.   
I am always working at being a better teacher and always challenging myself the same way I challenge all of my students. Every morning, when I drive into the sunrise down the 105 freeway towards King/Drew, I know that I have been blessed to be somewhere so amazing and to have the opportunity to be a teacher at King/Drew; it is a gift that I cherish and hold onto tightly and take very seriously.
When our students walk through the doors of King/Drew and Room 306, I want them to be challenged, to be thinkers, to be scholars, to be pushed intellectually. I will constantly challenge my students, but never will I give them the impossible; my job is not to watch them fail, rather, my job is to help them leave Room 306 better than they were.
Monday & Wednesday
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Period 1 - Conference
Period 2 - English 11 H
Period 3 - English 11 H (Rx)
Period 4-  English 11 H(Rx)
Period 5 - Strat Lit. 
Period 6 - English 9
Mondays at Lunch
Fridays at lunch
During Periods 3 & 4

Masters of Arts, Educational Administration

Urban Schools Leaders

California State University Dominguez Hills, 2012


Bachelors of Arts, English Education

an emphasis in English Literature

California State University Long Beach, 2005


Associates of Arts, English

El Camino Community College, 2003

Professional Clear Single Subject

CLAD Emphasis Credential in English

California State University Long Beach, 2006


Administrative Services Credential,

Certificate of Eligibility

California State University Dominguez Hills, 2012