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Maria Rodriguez Locker

Maria Rodriguez

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With Lady Liberty - New York City, 2014
With Lady Liberty - New York City, 2014

History is the Foundation of the Future!!!

Welcome to U.S History and Economics!

I hope you enjoy learning about the past and how history shaped the world we live in today. Besides being my favorite subject, history and social science has helped me have a better understanding about the world, politics and social issues of today. It is extremely important to me that you, students, learn the past to better understand why our country and our world are the way they are. You are the leaders of the future and you will make better decisions if you learn from the past. Enjoy!

About Ms. Rodriguez

I love History! I have been teaching world and U.S history for ten years. This year I will have the privilege of teaching Economics and Civics/Government for the first time and  I'm very excited! I grew up in Watsonville and attended local schools. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in History from Santa Clara University and a Master's in Education from Stanford University. My husband teaches Spanish and I have a five year old son who is attending kindergarten at Alianza Charter School. We also have a dog; his name's Duke. I advice the Folklorico dance group and one of the traveling clubs. Our traveling club took a trip to New York City, which was absolutely awesome, in 2014 and we went to Florida in April 2015 to enjoy some learning at the Kennedy Space Center. This school year we will be going international: Spain and Italy, and we are already planning another trip to Florida for 2017. Ask me how you can join us on either trip. My hobbies are reading and spending quality time with my family. I hope you get to know me better throughout the school year. Enjoy!