Mr. Javier Vargas
I was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on the last day of 1994. I came to the US and started school in the second grade. Since I was already bilingual, the academic transition was not as difficult as I thought it would be. However, the expectations that teacher and staff had of me at the elementary school where not high. As a result, I focused and studied to show that I was competent and did not need additional support, that I was not handicapped by having Spanish as my first language. I went to school in Chula Vista, specifically to Eastlake Middle School and Eastlake High School. I graduated in 2013 and entered Southwestern College. During my first semester, I decided to enter the education sector due to my love of knowledge, research, history and social science, and for the respect that my family has for the education system. I earned my Associates in History and transferred to San Diego State University in 2015. After two and a half years, I graduated with a BA in History and a Minor in Social Science. While waiting to enter the Credential Program, I worked as a teacher's assistant at a charter school. Once in the Credential Program, I completed my student teaching at Bonita Vista High School and Hilltop Middle School teaching US History and World Cultures. I graduated from the program in 2019 with a Social Science Single Subject Credential. Afterwards I returned to the charter school and worked as a teacher assistant until I joined e3 Civic High near the end of 2019. I currently teach Spanish at e3 Civic High.