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I am Waleska Mendoza and I have been teaching English for 12 years. I received my Bachelor in Fine Arts degree for Theater from Florida State University. After graduation, I pursued acting and worked in technical theater for the following two years before deciding to return to school to pursue my teaching credential. In 2006, I received my teaching single subject credential in English from Santa Clara University. For the next nine years, I taught English and ELD courses at Santa Clara High School before I finally settling down at Capuchino HS in 2015. I continue to teach ELD I & II, but have recently had the pleasure of reuniting with my first love by being given the opportunity to teach a Drama class in 2016. Last year, I also took on the role as director of the Capuchino Drama theatrical productions, which has been one of the greatest highlights of my teaching career.