Pamela Amaya

Pamela Amaya

Teacher


Helen Bernstein

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Got married and had children.
Worked in the entertainment business.
Was lost and didn't know what to do when I lost my job in the entertainment business.
Went back to school to get a BA in Business.
Wanted to work in the marketing field, was lost again.
Went to graduate school and got my masters in education and got a job at LAUSD as a teacher.
Worked in elementary school and decided it wasn't for me and went to middle school.
Decided middle school wasn't for me. Then went to high school to teach math. I found my calling...

Education

High School
Sacred Heart High School
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
University of Southern California
Graduate
Education, General
University of Southern California

Career

Teacher

I teach high school math, computer coding and computer science.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Technology
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Interacting with young people, communicating how important education is and how it can truly affect future goals. Discussion on problem solving both in mathematics and computer science. Counseling students in everyday problems.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Patience, understanding, respect, consideration, good people skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Find a subject that they are passionate in learning.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
graduate
Graduate
Education, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"'You're a woman! You can't do that!' 'You're hispanic! Mexicans don't succeed in that field!' 'You don't have the patience to be a teacher!' 'You only got into USC because they need to fill a quota for females and Mexicans!'"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial