ISSAC teachers are life-long learners with culturally rich backgrounds, professionally diverse experiences, and complementary talents to the team.
As required by all public schools, including an authorized charter like ours, all our teachers have state-verified, multiple subject credentials -- except for our Mandarin Chinese teacher who is credentialed in that subject.
In addition, each ISSAC teacher has earned at least a bachelor's degree, several have masters.
Our teachers are committed to ISSAC team-teaching methodology by working continuously together to fine-tune lesson plans and regroup students for differentiated learning. So while a teacher may lead a homeroom or subject matter, the role changes periodically. An ISSAC student is a student of all ISSAC teachers.
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Ms. Melissa (Spanish teacher)
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Ms. Nina has been in education for 6 years as a teacher and as an ABA therapist to special needs students. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, with a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from National University. Ms. Nina is an advocate for using mindfulness strategies to create positive, effective, and peaceful learning experience for her students. She believes that, “When educating the minds of our youths, we must not forget to educate their hearts” (The Dalai Lama).
Ms. Nina loves nature, is a vegetarian foodie, and enjoys listening to classical Indian music. She loves time with family and a day by the pool.
Mandarin Chinese Teacher
Ms. Xin is a native Mandarin speaker from Taiyuan, China. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Michigan State University. Her teaching focuses on the child’s practical experiences. She fully embraces the imagination and creativity of students. She transforms each lesson into songs, games, drama play, activities and crafts that incorporate the foundations of Mandarin or interactive language acquisition.
She enjoys all outdoor activities, especially snorkeling, hiking, bodyboarding and reading on the beach.