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, 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 to be a better teacher and always challenging myself the same way I challenge all 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, thinkers, scholars, and pushed intellectually. I will constantly challenge my students, but never will I give them the impossible; my job is not to watch them fail; my job is to help them leave Room 306 better than they were.
Go here to view Ms. Salen's Grading and Late Work Policies
Go here to learn what to do if you're absent in Room 306. 
If you would like to view the presentation from Back to School Night, please go here
Period 1 - Conference
Period 2 - English 11H
Period 3 - English 11H (Rx)
Period 4-  English 11H (Rx)
Period 5 - English 12H
Period 6 - English 12H
Please click on the course below to review the syllabus:

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