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Twain Preschool

Room b6

Loc Duong, Teacher

loc_duong@lawndalesd.net

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 59009

Loc DuongMy name is Loc Duong, and I am currently a preschool teacher at Twain. I began my career after graduating from Teacher Training College (Vietnam) in June 1978, teaching first and third grade. After moving to the United States, I began working for the Lawndale School District in January 1993 through various capacities - a teacher assistant at Green Elementary, preschool teacher at Anderson Preschool, and my current role as a preschool teacher for Twain.

Since September 1996, I have worked with young children and enjoy engaging with little ones through music movement and hands-on activities. Particularly, I provide a learning environment to prepare these young students for Kindergarten. I continued my education career by taking child development classes at El Camino College and Cal State Long Beach. In May 2009, I earned my BA degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Child Development and Family Studies.

My additional qualifications include: The Site Supervisor Permit by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in Child Development, certification from High/Scope Educational Research Foundation in our Child Development Educational Approach, and certification of Child and Adult CPR First Aid. I continue to expand my knowledge and teaching skills by attending child development classes online.

In my leisure time, I enjoy cooking for my family, listening to classical music, watching fantasy movies, gardening, and walking along the beach.

room b7

Wendy Muro

wendy_muro@lawndalesd.net

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 59010

 

Wendy MuroMy name is Wendy Muro, and I have been working for the Lawndale State Preschool program for 21 years. I first got involved in the program as a parent volunteer when my children attended the program. Volunteering led me to become interested in pursuing an education in Early Childhood education, and most importantly, contributing to the Lawndale preschool program.

I am a graduate in early childhood education, and I continued to expand my knowledge of child development by frequently participating in training, taking classes, and other workshops. I hold a site supervisor permit issued by the California Department of Education, and I am certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid.  My focus has been educating children, ages 3 to 5, in areas such as social-emotional development as well as prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.

As a preschool teacher, I incorporate blended teaching styles to benefit each student effectively. I help students explore through appropriate learning scenarios and consider students’ responses when moving forward with lessons, adapting to their needs. There are some essential elements in every classroom environment conducive to learning. I provide students with the opportunity to create a unique community and allow their curiosity to direct their learning. With access to hands-on activities that expand knowledge and the ability to make independent decisions, they will develop their skills in a safe environment.

The most important thing I have learned throughout my experience is that the best results come from a cooperative partnership between each parent and teacher. It allows for support both in the classroom and at home and gives more opportunity to be a part of their development.