My name is Ms. Valencia Baldwin; I am excited to be your instructor for your Introduction to Information Technology, Introduction to Word Processing, Office Procedures, and Small Business Accounting. This will be my fifth year teaching at Lynwood Community Adult School. In 2018, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Accounting from Northwood University. In October 2021, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a master's degree in Instructional Technology. In addition to my two degrees; I have over 20 years of experience working in government institutions, using and mastering my technological skills in the field. Simultaneously, I am a mother of four children; a set of 9-year-old twin boys, and two daughters ages 17 and 21. I am a lifetime learner, and hardworking and my goal is to provide my students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful and thrive in a technology-driven workforce.
As technology grows in the 21st Century, I believe that my subject area is very important for the professional development of our students. One of the areas in which I am credentialed is Information Communication Technologies.
In my perspective, teaching can be a rewarding experience when students enjoy learning the subject that is being taught. It is crucial for me as a teacher to continue to promote student growth by engaging my students in my lessons and motivating them to learn the subject. When students leave my classroom, I would like for them to feel empowered to pursue their careers and be able to apply the skills learned in the future.
"The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.” –Joseph Campbell