Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Biology - California State University at San Bernardino (2013) Teaching Credential - University of Redlands (2015) M.A. in Educational Leadership - California Baptist University (2016)
Mrs. Samantha Ordaz
Welcome to seventh grade science! I'm Mrs. Ordaz and am excited to be your teacher. I am married and have two sons - Trent, who just turned 3, and Trevor, who just turned 1. My husband works at REV where he teaches math and coaches baseball. We are a huge sports family and root for the Angels, Suns, and Eagles!
I love teaching middle school! The students are at such a fun age - they have great senses of humor and are starting to come into their own with their personalities. I enjoy teaching science as students really get to explore the material and make connections between the content and the real world. In our classroom, I hope students will feel safe enough to contribute to our ever growing and ever changing classroom culture where we exhibit the standards of PRAISE:
- Be logged on to Zoom on time – please check the Bell Schedule on my Google Site for start times for each period!
- Stay on task – work in a quiet area in which you will not be distracted and focus on your class. Cell phones should be put away so that you are not distracted!
- Respect the teacher, students, and virtual classroom – utilize the Zoom chat appropriately, raise your hand, use an appropriate background, ask appropriate questions related to our content.
- Be an active participant and ask questions – cameras on, raise your hand or use the raise hand tool, ask questions in the chat, and try your best!
Please contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and allow for 24 hours for a response Monday-Friday. Our Google Site (click here) has links to the syllabus, important information for our class, and Google Classroom. I will be available for office hours every day from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please check Google Classroom for the link. I will be available at other times by appointment only.