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Mitchell Preschool

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Pearl Lee, Teacher

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 55017

Pearl LeeMy name is Pearl lee, I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education since June 2002. After I graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Child Development at El Camino College in June 2003, I started working at Lawndale’s State Preschool Program as an Instructional Assistant. While working, I continued going to school to increase my knowledge and to gain a better understanding of how to serve the families of Lawndale. In June 2013, I received a Bachelor’s Degree of Human Services at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

I currently hold a Site Supervisor Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. I have also been a Professional Growth Advisor since 2008 and I have advised many Teacher Assistants on their professional growth. I am trained and certified in infant, child and adult CPR and first aid.

Something that I really enjoy about working in the preschool classroom is meeting young children who are not native English speakers and being able to watch their growth as they learn English throughout their preschool years. I love being able to see these students develop and master the English language before they go on to kindergarten. Because I am fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin, I am grateful that I have the ability to provide translations of classroom instructions to children who speak these languages as their primary language. I believe that a strong understanding of classroom instructions allows children greater confidence to learn and provides them with a better learning experience in school.

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Rosa Maria Torres, Teacher

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 55018

Rosa Maria TorresMy name is Rosa Maria Torres, and I started my career in Early Childhood Education in 1995 when I began working for a preschool program at the Lawndale Elementary School District.  I hold a Teacher's Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Additionally, I received training in Ypsilanti, Michigan from the High/Scope Curriculum Approach/Philosophy, Breakthrough to Literacy Program & UCLA/Stanford Early Childhood Math Project. I am certified in Infant/Child and Adult First Aid and CPR.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family going to the movies, and going on mission trips.

I became an early education teacher because I love how children learn and explore the world. I enjoy participating in their natural curiosity in exploring the environment, interacting with their peers and how to develop problem solving skills. The best part of teaching preschoolers is watching how they grow from the first day of preschool into confident, independent kinder-bound students. I look forward to creating and building relationships with the preschoolers and families during the school year.