Hello LVA Families!  

My name is Massiel Arellano. This is my second-year teaching at LVA. I graduated from the California State University, with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in History. For the past 6 years, have worked at East Avenue Elementary School, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, J. Haley Durham Elementary School, and Niles Elementary School as an after-school program Spanish teacher and in 2015 at Chabot College as a Spanish Tutor.  

In addition to teaching, I had been a youth soccer coach for children under 12 years old. I love sports and I have been playing soccer since I was able to walk. One of my hobbies is drawing anything from cartoon characters to landscapes. My favorite color is green, and my favorite animal is the wolf.  

My goal as a Spanish teacher is for the students to learn more than just a language but to embrace and learn about the different Spanish cultures. I want students to feel confident and comfortable when they are speaking the language.