Welcome, Bienvenidos! To Mr. Flores' Gateway

Personal Information

 After unsuccessful attempts to enter the medical field, my backup option was to enter the world of teaching.  I found my interest in teaching while working as an instructional aide in a special educational classroom back in 2006.  One of our responsibilities was to include our students in general education classrooms.  I always enjoyed science since childhood and when I took our students to science class, I was able to explain concepts and theories to them.  During my three years there, I built strong relationships with the science teachers and earned their respect with my knowledge of biology/chemistry.  They allowed me to help out their students from time to time and sometimes asked me to clarify certain facts.  At the same time, I was also a youth minister working with middle and high school teens.  I learned how to construct Bible lesson plans and teach them, furthermore I improved my public speaking and I learned how to control a classroom.  I learned a tremendous amount about myself and the art of teaching.  Since then I went on to receive my biology degree in 2010 to pursue a career in the medical field, specifically physician assistant. During my application periods, I got a job working as a substitute teacher because I wanted to keep my science knowledge up-to-date and make some money.  I was employed by a charter school in Pacioma and for the last three years have been teaching various science class: general science, environmental science, chemistry, and anatomy & physiology.  Things did not not work out with regards to the medical field, however I earned a secondary teaching credential in Life Science.  I believe my background in teaching environments, over five years of study in the field of biology, a former Emergency Medical Technician, and back office medical assistant have prepared me enough to succeed in this career path.  There are plenty of things I still need to improve on and I want to continue to learn how to teach effectively.  Therefore, for all these reasons and my background I want to further my learning experiences in a school environment and continue to climb up the ladder of education and give my students the optimal teaching experience so they can reach their goals.

  

Classes Taught
12th grade Anatomy & Physiology
11-12th Forensics* (Brand new)  
11th grade Chemistry
10th grade Environmental Science
9th-10th College Prep/Honors Biology Science
9th grade Geoscience
8th grade Physical Science
7th grade Life science
6th grade Earth Science

Contact Information

mflores@conejousd.org (preferred method of communication)
scienceteacherflores@gmail.com
@Sciteachrflores

Education

Royal High School (2000)
Moorpark College (2003)
B.A. Biology (2010), CSUN
Science Credential(2013),CSUN

Masters in Science Education(2018),CSUN



Hobbies

When I am not invested in my students, I love to unwind by kayaking, surfing, hiking, camping, fishing and photography.  I love to capture my adventures on film or stills. I enjoy creating films, photo albums,and slideshows of my outdoor activities, then I use creative media in my classroom.  Furthermore I love relaxing outdoors and listening to the sounds of nature and reflect on God's majesty.  Although I have focused my studies on biology, I am student of all sciences and enjoy learning about the different disciplines within science: astronomy to zoology.  If not outdoors, then I enjoy watching sports (Lakers, Penguins, and Vikings), listening to 80's music, and playing a few rounds on my Xbox 1.

Materials Wish list
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox wipes
  • White printer paper
  • Scissors/Glue
  • Masking Tape/Scotch Tape 
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