Hometown: Los Angeles
Masters in Education, Claremont Graduate University
Bio: Angelina Sáenz , M.Ed. piloted the acclaimed Aldama Elementary Dual Language program in Northeast LA in 2008 and served as the lead teacher of the program from 2009-2013. She has worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District for fifteen years. She provides school based support in elementary writing as a Teacher Consultant and fellow of the UCLA Writing Project. She is a grant writer who has secured more than $100,000 in grant money for teachers at Aldama. Voted the “Highland Park-Mt. Washington Person of the Year of 2012” she also received the 2014 La Opinion Exceptional Woman Award for her work in Education. Saenz was a finalist for the Commitment to Excellence Award as a Champion of Change with President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She served on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council and has worked on educational policy as a Teach Plus Fellow. She is a mother of two boys who are LAUSD students at Aldama Elementary as well. She is a poet who has been published in university journals and online. She graduated from Occidental College in 1998, with a B.A. in Theater and Anthropology and received her Master’s in Education in 2001 from Claremont Graduate University.
Professional Skills: poet, educator, early literacy specialist, educational policy, grant writer, bilingual Spanish/English
Family Literacy Programs
Children's Writer's Workshop
Teacher, Curriculum Development, Writer
Contact Information: (323)718-0505