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Hello!  My name is Jenny Ta and I am currently teaching Biology.  I have also taught AVID, Advisory, CAHSEE Math Prep, Integrated-Coordinated Science (ICS), Marine Biology, and TEAM 9 Study Skills/Chirons in the past.  As you can see, I love science and helping students prepare for college and improve in school.   

I earned both my B.S. and M.Ed. from UCLA.  For my Bachelor of Science degree, I majored in Psychobiology with a Specialization in Computing and minored in Cognitive Science.  For my Master of Education degree, I completed the Teacher Education Program.   

I enjoy immersing myself in school activities, but this year, am taking a step back to focus on balancing work and family.  Previously, I was Peer Tutoring Program Coordinator, AVID Coordinator, and was involved with the School Improvement Site Council.  I also earned the Rookie Centaur Award given by the Chiron Honor Society.  

As for my hobbies, I like to read, go bowling, watch movies both at home and in the theaters, attend concerts, volunteer when time allows, and I LOVE to travel.  I love being a mom and spending quality time with my husband, 12-year-old stepson, and 4-year-old daughter, and my 17-month-old son.

I believe that all students have the potential to be successful.  Hopefully I can provide support and guidance to help students improve throughout the year.  I want students to not only learn biology topics and how they relate to the world around them but to also gain skills they can use in their other classes and in the future to develop as life-long learners.  Also, I like all the ways that the CCHS community is diverse and hope to learn more from each person I work with.  Here's to a great year!

 

 

 

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