Jorge Mejia

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Hola!
I am excited to be in my second year at Unity High School. This will also be my sixth year teaching. I first experienced teaching when I volunteered with AmeriCorps in New York. While working as the graduate support director for the De La Salle middle school in New York, I got to experience the classroom for the first time and it was there where I decided to make teaching a career.
I was born and raised in Mexico. My dad was a migrant worker, working in the farms of the central valley in the small town of Winters California. I was fourteen when I first arrived here and it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to attend college. I received my Bachelor degree in History and Spanish from Saint Mary’s College of California and also completed a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco.
I am happy to be in Oakland working with students that share a similar life experience to me as the children of immigrants to this country. By teaching Spanish, I strive to maintain the culture of the Spanish speaking world. I also aim to provide the tools necessary in the Spanish language to make my students avid learners in both languages and cultures.
I look forward to serving this community and our students.
Gracias!