Montebello Unified School District
Monica Maynard is a science teacher who has taught various science courses including Geology, Earth Science, AP Environmental Science, and Engineering in the K–12 system. Monica has served as an English learner facilitator and most recently as teacher on special assignment for science programs for the Montebello Unified School District. As a TOSA, Monica led the instructional materials adoption and implementation, and guided the development of the Environmental Literacy units of study with grade-level teams. She has worked in industry as STEM Coordinator, where she developed a teacher professional learning program and a high school student Summer institute. Since 2020, she has been developing and facilitating programs for the UCI Science Project. Monica holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Hydrogeology and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from the California State University, Los Angeles. Monica serves as a lecturer for the Natural Disasters course in the Geosciences and the Environment Department at CSULA. She is committed to learning and working with people and communities from underrepresented backgrounds.
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