Adriana de la Torre
Hello, my name is Adriana de la Torre and I am a second grade teacher here at Hawking. I am very happy to be teaching S.T.E.A.M. at our school because I am a passionate teacher, one that also happens to be passionate about S.T.E.A.M. When learning happens through project building, technology, the Sciences, Art, Math and Engineering, learning and teaching are a worthwhile experience!
This is my seventh year as a teacher but my involvement in childhood education goes back even further. I have a background in early childhood education through my volunteer and work experience. I am a graduate of UC Riverside where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. I earned my BCLAD credential at San Diego State University. I am a Native of San Diego and I speak Spanish and English fluently.
It is not only a pleasure to teach young children but it is a way of giving, and a way of giving back. It is very rewarding to know that I am a positive contributor to so many generations of students and their bright futures.
I remember my own early elementary experience and how it made a tremendous impact in shaping me into the person I am today. When I teach, I try to honor those who taught and invested so much into my own education. My teaching is a reflection of the love, and attention my own teachers invested in me. I honor my teachers from college to primary, but also, my parents who were my first teachers.
My name is Maximiliano Diaz. I am a second grade teacher here at Hawking S.T.E.A.M. Charter School. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
I attended UCSD, where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in American History with a minor in Latin American History. After graduating, I received my teaching credential from Cal State Los Angeles. I have been teaching since 2005 and have taught both Kindergarten and Second Grade.
Teaching children is a great responsibility, it’s a pursuit that I take extremely seriously. I work hard for my students and expect them to work equally as hard both in and out of the classroom.
Working in a S.T.E.A.M. school like Hawking, allows both teachers and students to be creative, explore, learn, and teach concepts via home and school projects. All the while still having high academic standards for our students. It’s a pleasure to work with such amazing young minds and with such supportive parents. I look forward to being your child’s teacher one day.
Hi my name is Evelyn Tapia and I am a second grade teacher at Hawking S.T.E.A.M. Charter School.
I started teaching in 2008 and have been teaching since then. I am bilingual; I speak English and Spanish.
I love the opportunities we are giving the children to explore and learn integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through hands-on projects. It gives the students the opportunity to think critically, and to think outside the box. The students get the opportunity to show their talents and their uniqueness through their projects.
I am very passionate about working with children. I feel very excited and happy to be a part of this school and community!