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Greetings Parents, Guardians, and/or Students,

My name is Ms.Duong. I was raised in San Francisco. I am new to the Central Valley and am starting to call it my new home. I am proud to call Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite National Parks as my back yard!

I have always had a passion for education. My family grew up in poverty and I was witness to the disadvantages of living in poor conditions. Growing up, my mother and many teachers encouraged me to be want more from life. I teach history because I am witness to how the past affects the future. I believe that history challenges us to be critical thinkers in a world of mixed messages. It is not until we have understood the conflicts of the past that we can start to try to unravel the better future we as a society would like to live in. It is crucial our students learn to analyze primary sources, different perspectives, and explore the world in order to be a more informed citizen of our country. I am an educator so I can empower my students to be critical in order to make the positive changes needed for generations to come. The future is literally in their hands.

I like to travel during my breaks. This past summer I went on a cross-country road trip across America. It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget. I was able to travel to over twenty states and sixteen National Parks! In the past I have been to Bali, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Paris, and Canada. Some of my favorite cities to visit are Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, Boston, Austin, Chicago, New York City, and of course San Francisco. In addition to traveling, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, volunteering, sketching, and walking my dogs.

Please do not hesitate to reach me by email or phone. I am more than willing to help.

I hope together we can help our students learn the skills necessary to succeed and change the world for the better.

-Ms Duong