Angelina Sáenz

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Los Angeles, California

Angelina Sáenz piloted the acclaimed Aldama Elementary Dual Language program in northeast Los Angeles in 2008 and served as lead teacher from 2009-2013. She provides school-based support in elementary writing as a teacher consultant and fellow of the UCLA Writing Project. She served on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council and has worked on educational policy as a Teach Plus Fellow.

Sáenz received the 2014 La Opinion Exceptional Woman Award for her work in education and was a finalist for the Commitment to Excellence Award as a Champion of Change with President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

She graduated from Occidental College in 1998, with a bachelor’s in theater and anthropology and and received her master’s in education in 2001 from Claremont Graduate University.

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Posted June 22, 2015

This Kindergarten Teacher Will Not Throw in the Towel on Common Core

I have been teaching for 15 years within the Los Angeles Unified School District, am a product of the LAUSD…

By Angelina Sáenz

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Posted May 22, 2015
Kid Thinking

Teaching Kindergartners to Think in Sentences

People tend to shy away or reject what intimidates them. Change is hard. I’ve found that to be the case…

By Angelina Sáenz

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

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