About Mrs. Albright...

                                                                                                                                August 30, 2017

!  My name is Sabrina Albright, and I will be your child's 7th grade English and/or History teacher this year at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School.  I am happy to be returning for my ninth year on this campus. I always consider it very important to build relationships with each student.  I want my students to feel comfortable with me as well as in their classroom community in order for all of us to have the best academic and emotional experience possible.  Of course, we will be doing plenty of reading, writing, learning, studying, inspiring, and encouraging this year; however, making all of us feel at home in S-9 is my first priority.

    As a parent, I appreciate knowing as much as possible about my children's teachers, so I like to make sure my students' families know a few things about me as well.  I earned my undergraduate degree at UCLA and my teaching credential at CSU Hayward.  I have been a teacher for twenty-three years and have taught several grades, from 2nd through 8th.  Although I taught and enjoyed elementary school for several years, middle school has a special place in my heart.  I am fortunate to be able to teach in my home of Union City where I live with my husband David, daughter Sierra Rose (a senior at James Logan High School), son Benjamin (an 8th grader here at IVCMS), and terrier mix, Rue.    
    I am very dedicated to my family and to being a teacher, but I also have some hobbies that help make life more interesting and fun.  I enjoy photography as a mom, an aunt, and as a teacher.  I am also very interested in theatre.  I did a little acting  when I was in high school and have enjoyed going to plays and musicals ever since.  Along with my love for live productions comes my desire to incorporate acting into my teaching.  I often experiment with different accents and personalities as I read aloud to my class, and I encourage my students to get the most out of their language arts experience by exploring their creativity as well.  I also occasionally use acting as a means of helping our history lessons come to life.    
    Although I am not an athlete myself, I am a big football fan and have rooted for the Raiders ever since I can remember (despite having been brought up in a 49er household). Even though I enjoy watching sports, my favorite activity on the weekends is just spending time with my immediate family as well as my sisters and their families.  I am so grateful that we are all as close as we are and that our kids have grown up together.  I consider myself very fortunate to have such special loved ones in my personal life and, as a teacher, to have the opportunity to get to know a whole new group of talented and bright young ladies and gentlemen each and every year!


                                                             Mrs. Albright