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City Year Los Angeles Teacher Spotlight- Part 3

City Year AmeriCorps members work sidebyside in collaboration with their partner teachers to fully support their students in the classroom. We are proud to partner with visionary teachers who continue to inspire and lead the future leaders of tomorrow. Ms. Ceja is a former student and now teacher at Roosevelt High School, below you can read more about her.

Name: Ms. Ceja

Hometown: Boyle Heights, CA 

How many years have you been teaching? 

“I have been teaching for four years at my alma mater, Roosevelt High School. I teach English, Ethnic Studies, and Journalism to 9th and 10th-grade students.” 

 How has City Year helped you in the classroom? 

“Inside the classroom City Year, AmeriCorps members have been able to balance the [student’s] energies and help provide assistance to the students. AmeriCorps members have also helped with supporting students to build their social-emotional skill development. I have appreciated having another adult in the classroom to work with students.” 

 What is your favorite thing about teaching 9th and 10th-grade students? 

“Teaching at Roosevelt High School has been such an amazing experience since I am able to work alongside my former teachers who are now my colleagues. I enjoy that I have been able to expand on my relationships with my past teachers. I like that I also get to learn about new music through my students.

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