Advanced English 2:
Speech (Public Speaking):
College and Career Foundations:
Hello students and parents,
I am Ms. Amelia Brown, and this is my 7th year at Paloma Valley High School. I taught at Pinacate Middle School prior to becoming a Wildcat, and before that I taught part time at RCC and Julian Charter School. In addition to teaching, I have two teenagers of my own, both graduates of Paloma Valley High School. This is going to be my first year of not having at least one of them at school with me, but since my daughter's college is doing the first semester online, I don't have to lose her quite yet!
I have always enjoyed learning new things, and this is very obvious from the number of years I personally spent as a student. Originally from Michigan, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Performance and English from Western Michigan University. After moving to California, I studied at San Diego State University and earned a Master's Degree in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Writing. Later, I attended National University to earn a Master's Degree in Teaching.
This year I am teaching Advanced English 2 (10th grade), Speech (Public Speaking), and College and Career Foundations. My favorite part about being a teacher is getting to know about my students so that I can help them in every way possible, so please never feel embarrassed about asking a question or not understanding something. It is my job to make learning accessible, fun, and relevant!
I will be using Canvas as our learning platform, so please check CANVAS daily and go there at the beginning of our class period everyday. I hope to make things as clear and easy to navigate as possible for you. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.