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Kit Carson Preschool

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Patricia Rodriguez, Teacher

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 53232

Patricia RodriguezHello Everyone! My name is Patricia Rodriguez and I have the privilege to be working for the Lawndale School District since May 1999. Through the years, I have worked in three different preschool classrooms (William Anderson, Mark Twain, and Kit Carson Preschool).

I was born and raised in Jalisco, Mexico where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Social Science and Education and worked as an elementary school teacher for 6 years. Once I came to the United States, I was able to earn my associate degree in Child Development from El Camino Community College and continued my education where I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the California State University of Dominguez Hills.

Through the years I have continued to work and received the following certifications; Child Development Site Supervisor Permit and Teacher Permit granted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. In addition, I am Pediatrics and Adult First Aid CPR certified and High Scope Curriculum.

During my free time, I enjoy walking on the beach, reading books about personal growth, and exercising. I believe that children can develop their maximum potential by being exposed to social interactions from the start of birth. We, as adults, are responsible to help build these essential foundations.

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Ixchel Ruiz, Teacher

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 53233


Ixchel RuizMy name is Ixchel Ruiz. From a young age, I knew that teaching was my passion. Since then, my objective has been to make a positive difference in each child’s life.

I am bilingual, English and Spanish. I am a dedicated wife and a proud mother of three young children. I am a very flexible, enthusiastic, creative and open-minded person.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree of Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. I also possess a Master Teacher’s Permit in Child Development. I am CPR and first aid certified.

I have been working for more than 15 years for the Lawndale Preschool Program. It is my pleasure to invite you to be part of our preschool learning environment. I am currently a part-time teacher along with my Instructional Assistants.

Our goal as teachers is to work together as a team to provide a positive and safe place where children can have the opportunity to learn as they play and explore doing hands-on activities. In our classroom there are seven well-defined areas where children can enjoy three hours of natural learning. We also have a big playground to develop children’s gross motor skills.