BA IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY
Mrs. Natasha Castro graduated with the degree of Bachelor in Elementary Education at Philippine Normal University, Manila, Philippines. She earned 42 units in Master of Arts in Educational Management and 18 units in Master of Arts in Special Education. She plans to enroll at Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California to finish her Graduate Studies. She was granted with Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing last March of 2020.
Teaching has been her calling and passion since she was young. It runs in the blood as they say. Surrounded with Educators in the family, she was inspired to become one.
She’s been in the field of teaching for almost 19 years now. Over these years, she enjoyed working in early elementary classrooms both in the Philippines and here in the United States. Her professional experiences range from working with Kinder- 3rd grade within private, public, and catholic school settings. She taught 2nd grade and Special Education from Kinder-8th grade in Yuma, Arizona and last year she taught Kindergarten in a private school here in Los Angeles.
As an alumna from a Catholic school and the love and support from her parents who are also Catholics, she believes in the strength of an education rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church. These experiences allowed her the opportunity to gain additional experience, and valuable insight, pertaining to young learners and their varying needs. She cherishes the daily opportunities to teach children about the love of Jesus Christ, to develop positive academic attitude, and encourage her students to explore their God-given talents and to become faith-filled, responsible citizens, and life-long learners.
During her spare time, you will find her reading, watching movies, running, biking, and playing volleyball. Her family loves traveling too!