• Welcome to
    Ms. Cardinal's
    History Class
    Teacher's name: Toni Cardinal
    Department: Social Studies
    College and Degrees: CSUF-SS and Credential, University of Phoenix, MA Curriculum and Instruction and MA Educational Administration.
    Number of years working in SAUSD: 9 years in SAUSD at Villa Fundamental teaching 6th grade Ancient World History.
    This is my seventh year at Chavez High School! I LOVE MY JOB!
    What you hope students will gain from being in your class at Chavez:
    I LOVE HISTORY! I hope that my enthusiasm for history will inspire my students to love history as much as I do.  I went to school in Santa Ana and my most memorable moments were in the history classroom.  There is so much to learn about why people are the way they are today because of things that happened in the past.  You can't just "go through life" not knowing why people do what they do; you have to know about other cultures to help you understand the people around you who do not share your culture.
    District email address: toni.cardinal@sausd.us
    If you are a product of SAUSD, it's okay to brag about it.
    I moved to California when I was 12.  I went to Lathrop Intermediate and Saddleback High School.  After high school, I went to Saddleback College and then to California State University, Fullerton to get a degree in Social Studies and my teaching credential.  I really wanted to teach in Santa Ana.  I hope that my enthusiasm will inspire my students to love history as much as I do.   
Last Modified on February 27, 2017