My name is Melina Melgoza and I teach Economics and Ethnic Studies at Roybal Learning Center. I consider myself a social justice educator and one of the main focuses of my teaching is to teach material that is relevant, rigorous, and applicable to my students’ lives. As an educator, I am passionate about serving the communities of Los Angeles and I feel a strong commitment and responsibility to transforming how our youth experience the public education system.
My teaching philosophy encompasses a historical, sociological, and political framework that provides a foundation for understanding intersectionality throughout history. My teaching philosophy is influenced by various educational experiences nationally and internationally. I have taught English in Japan, public health in Ghana, and continue to learn and develop my own education through school, travel, professional developments and more
In addition to teaching, I also work as a parent educator, implementing health and education interventions for diverse children and parents throughout communities in Los Angeles. I have a passion for the arts and also work at a museum for contemporary art. I hope to bring in my interests, strengths as an educator, and life experiences to better serve my students. I believe a holistic education will provide students the opportunity to learn rigorous material and develop to be educated members of society!
Master of Education - UCLA (Expected 2019)
Bachelor of Arts in History - UCLA
TEACHING EXPERIENCE ABROAD
Japan - English
Ghana - Public Health