My name is Gabriel Flores and I live in the San Fernando Valley, which is 30 miles north of Los Angeles. I've been working as an LAUSD Title III ELL Instructional Coach since 2014. However, I have worked in education within the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1997. I've taught second grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, Kindergarten and various grade levels at the middle & high school levels.
My goal as a lifelong learner is to work in the LAUSD district offices developing and or implementing new curriculum. My passions include qualitative methodology, diversity and tolerance education, multicultural education, and sexual orientation education within a multicultural education program. I enjoy presenting at national and international conferences and publishing articles for children's magazines, educational magazines, and peer-reviewed academic journals.
I received my BA in Liberal Studies/Spanish, BCLAD multiple-subject teaching credential, and MA degree in elementary education from CSU, Northridge. I also received a California Administrative Services Credential from National University. I received my EdD in educational leadership in 2009 and an EdS in May 2012 from the University of Phoenix. I received a graduate certificate as a Character Education Specialist from the University of San Diego in 2013. I completed a Graduate Certificate in Best Practices from National University in April 2014. Finally, I completed a Graduate Certificate in Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners from Walden University in December 2016.
My Courses I teach within the College of Education: RDG201 Reading & Writing Concepts; RDG410 Elementary Methods - Reading/Language Arts; RDG350 Children's Literature; RDG538 Reading Methods: Elementary; CTEL501 Language & Language Development; CTEL502 Assessment & Instruction; CTEL503 Culture & Inclusion