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Hello and Welcome to OGHS! 
I am an Education Specialist teaching the subjects of Math 1 & 2, SAI. Although I teach Math classes, I am an IDEA Casemanager for up to 28 scholars with mild/moderate learning disabilities.
When scholars are enrolled in my class, I hope they will have math fun and grow to easily see math in their neighborhoods.
Hola y bienvenidos a OGHS!
Soy un especialista en educación que enseña las asignaturas de Matemáticas 1 y 2, SAI. Aunque enseño clases de matemáticas, soy administrador de casos de IDEA para hasta 28 estudiantes con discapacidades de aprendizaje leves / moderadas.
Cuando los alumnos se matriculen en mi clase, espero que se diviertan en matemáticas y crezcan para ver fácilmente las matemáticas en sus vecindarios.
I have an awesome personal life! I am a mother of two children: my son and my daughter. I have two brothers and I am the proud daughter of a career US Marine (my American Hero) and an Issei mother. I am first gen college graduate and first gen high school diploma graduate.
My educational background includes a Master's of Science in Special Education, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts.
 With Escondido Union High School District (28+ years total), I have been:
  • Teacher for 19 years
  • Department Lead for 2 1/2 years
  • Member of the Guiding Coalition 
  • Member of the Multi-Tiered Support System Team/PBIS Tier 1 Team
  • Summer School Teacher (serving scholars and  young adults with severe disabilities; at SPHS, EHS & OGHS)
  • Special Education Consultant during Summer School (2 summers, Escondido & San Pasqual High School)
  • Workability Job Developer for 7 1/2 years (all EUHSD school sites, non-public schools & court school in Escondido)
  • Assistant Manager @ OGHS in Student Nutrition (2 1/2 years)
  • Instructional Assistant for Special Education (2 summers, OGHS)
  • Previous Girls 9th Grade Soccer Coach (2 years) 
  • Previous African-American Student Union Helper
  • Security & Custodial (San Pasqual High School)
 I still enjoy working and serving the scholars at Orange Glen High School! I think its fun learning and applying new research-based methods of teaching. I continue to help scholars learn new habits which allow them to grow to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners. Research shows that these qualities attribute to personal success in life and personal success is what I want for our kiddos!
I am highly qualified to teach scholars in classes of Computers/Business (College & Career Readiness), Math and Social Science.
 I promote advocacy & personal empowerment in the form of:
  • guiding use of effective communication skills.
  • sharing knowledge of basic educational rights as outlined in ADA & IDEA.
  • promoting and supporting and/or teaching functional life, executive functioning and citizen skills.
  • academics: (setting high expectations, strive for higher order thinking & real-life application).



Ms. Coleman-Education Specialist
Special Education, Masters in Science
760-291-5000, ext. 5451
[email protected]

Please feel free to call the classroom & leave a message if I don't pick up. Or email if you have any concerns or questions.
NEEDS LIST-needed everyday
Binder OR folder with lined paper OR spiral notebook.
Math Book
MISSING SCHOOL?-Umm, we still have math class.
When a scholar misses school, school is still in session and over an hour and 40 minutes of math class has happened,without the scholar here.
Absent scholars need to connect with Ms. Coleman during Nutrition or Extend time to see how he/she can make up any missed math knowledge. The scholar is responsible for reaching out to Ms. Coleman.
SYNERGY-Online Grade Program
Scholars & parents can read of special education/ELL techniques Ms. Coleman used for each class assignment.  Math videos for some chapters are available on Synergy labeled as 'Resources'. Ms. Coleman inputs grades approximately every week and a half. Most grades from assignments are based upon Math Content competency and/or Mathematical Practices.
Scholars can retake any of these, for a higher grade. Its best that Ms. Coleman be given prior notice so she can make sure she has new copies of the Quest and/or quiz. Scholars are expected to use notes on tests. Quizzes are short (2-4 questions) and most times, notes are not allowed on quizzes. Yet it is a common accommodation that Ms. Coleman helps scholars organize their notes, book and calculator prior to tests. Other accommodations include>read aloud instructions/questions, helping connect information in scholar's math notes and Ms. Coleman making clearer/re-wording math questions on the math tests/quizzes and assignments.  In some instances dependent upon ability, scholars show their math knowledge/thinking by explaining answers to Ms. Coleman in addition to writing math answers.
Ms. Coleman will offer a quality high school level math session and all scholars are expected to finish assignments during classtime. In order to continue passing math class, all scholars need to turn in high school level quality thinking. Scholars will be given ample time to finish assignments during class. Class assignments are not homework. There is no homework. If a scholar is absent, it is okay to turn in late assignments without a penalty to the grade.
ACADEMIC BOOSTS & Academic Interventions
During class scholars will mostly work in squads to bounce their math thinking off of other people. Scholars can get additional individual math help from Ms. Coleman during most EXTEND times. In addition, OGHS offers free Saturday tutoring sessions, before school and after school help sessions in the library.
Extra credit is offered in the form of math vocabulary questions (spoken/verbal) and/or perhaps math warm ups. Math packets are not offered.