imagesWelcome to Mr. Vilchez’s Fifth Grade

“Education is the best weapon you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Everyone is called to live out a journey in pursuit of God. Although my original endeavors focused mainly on visual arts and expression,through that same journey, I discovered the call to lead through service. I received my Bachelors of Art in Art and Art History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa along with the heart and desire to serve others through education.

Combining both faith and research-based pedagogy,I received my Masters in Elementary Education at Loyola Marymount University as part of the 11th Cohort of Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education(PLACE Corps).  I am now entering my fifth year teaching fifth grade at St. Mary Magdalen School.

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