Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in English from UC-Irvine. Multiple subject teaching credential with CLAD from Cal State Fullerton. Masters in Education from National University.
My name is Ashley Chang and this is my 21st year as an elementary teacher. I earned my B.A. in English from UC, Irvine. Then I went to Cal State Fullerton for my multiple subject teaching credential with CLAD. I earned my Masters in Education from National University.
I have taught 1st - 5th grade, I am G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) certified and taught 3rd-5th at a Magnet school for gifted students for 13 years. Next, I helped open a new elementary school where I taught newcomers from different countries. After that, I worked at a Title 1 school with identified SPED students in my general education classroom. Before coming to West Contra Costa, I also taught at a Mandarin Dual Language Immersion school. I am a Google Certified Educator and have been trained in Lindamood Bell programs (Seeing Stars and Visualizing & Verbalizing).
I am excited and honored to be an inaugural teacher at the new Vista K12 Virtual Academy. This will be an amazing opportunity and I look forward to working with the Vista families.