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Ms. Pico

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My Biography

Hello fabulous students!. My name is Joanna Pico, and I teach ESL Intermediate Level 3. This will be my second year teaching at Lynwood Community Adult School. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, even when I was young. I always enjoy helping others learn and grow. My first job was working in the classroom as Instructional Aide helping 5th grade students to read and write in English. After that I became a Head Start teacher for six years working with small children. 

I graduated from Dominguez Hills University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2016. My passion for teaching continues to grow and I’m currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Education. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy helping people in my community and as a proud daughter of immigrants from Ecuador I became the translator for my family. I belong to a group of volunteers that help immigrants in the city of Los Angeles. I am a proud mother of a four years old boy who keeps me busy and moving. I am eager to meet you and together learn and grow to the fullest. 

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that all students are capable of learning. All students can learn when they are accepted for who and where they are in their educational journey. I believe students learn best when they are in a positive environment and it is my responsibility to make them feel welcomed, comfortable and safe.

I decided to become a teacher to make a positive impact on the lives of my students and to engage them in meaningful thinking and learning to reach their full potential. I believe every student is unique and their learning styles should be too. As a teacher, I strive to provide a supportive environment to conduct different styles of learning to discover and empower students. ​"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

(Nelson Mandela)


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

(Nelson Mandela)