About your teacher...

Hello and welcome! I'm Ms. Guiten and I'm so happy to be here at College Prep Middle School teaching sixth grade English Language Arts.

This year (2020 - 2021) will be my sixth year teaching and third year here at College Prep. I can't wait to learn and grow with all of you. Prior to coming to CPMS I taught sixth grade English Language Arts for two years at a dual-language school in Chula Vista and before that kindergarten as part of a dual-immersion program in El Cajon.

Some things to know about me:

- Teaching is my second career. I worked for more than five years as journalist at a community newspaper after graduating from Pepperdine University with my bachelor's degree in Journalism. I love writing and look forward to growing and strengthening our skills as the year progresses.

- I earned my master's degree in Teaching + credential from Point Loma Nazarene University. I'd love to one day pursue my doctorate and eventually make a move into education policy but for now am currently very happy and fulfilled being in the classroom, using my knowledge and skills to help students along their learning journey.

- While I wasn't born in San Diego, it's been my home for more than 20 years and I don't ever want to leave.

- When I'm not in the classroom I love being outside exploring San Diego/California, and will never say no to a road trip. Since I'm an only child my friends are my family and I love spending time with them whether we're cooking/baking, going to shows, traveling, or simply hanging out.

- I love reading and try to read at least one book a month.

Anything else you want to know feel free to ask. I look forward to this year with all of you and can't wait to make it a great one!