Degrees and Certifications:

BA Sociology Credential is Social Sciences

Mrs. Nicole Hinojosa

This is my 11th year of teaching, 19 years working in education. Earning my degree in Sociology with a Law and Society Option along with my credential at California State University, Los Angeles;  I've worked as a Paraeducator for SDC, Behavior Specialist for children with Autism, and the last 10 years as a History and Ethnic Studies teacher for grades 6-8th.

As an advocate for education, I enjoy watching my students actively participate in class to show they are learning and having fun while doing so. I expect students to try their very best. I strive to build a classroom environment that embraces inclusion and effective classroom management that is conducive to learning. With a focus on rigor and student-centered learning, my lessons are designed to be culturally responsive and encourage cognitive engagement. I encourage diversity, equity, and inclusiveness for students and discuss topics that help socially construct, and affect their lives and the lives of others. 

During my personal time, I enjoy spending it with my daughter and husband making memories.