About Me

Empowering Students

Educators have the opportunity to empower students to overcome all barriers. I am a Latina educator dedicated to improving our educational system to meet the needs of children living in poverty who are English language learners. I believe that all students can reach their dreams through hard work and the encouragement of  their teachers. 
The intent of this blog is to provide a way to connect with educators who work with these unique populations.  I hope to provide insight and practical solutions to everyday classroom problems.  

My Biography

Familia Escandon
Cancun 2015
I am a mother of four children and I have been married for over 16 years.  I have over 20 years educational experience.  Fifteen years as a classroom teacher and five as an educational consultant for Pearson. I specialize in working with English language learners in high poverty areas. Currently, I am a first grade teacher at Biola Pershing Elementary in Biola Ca. My school is located in a small rural farming community with over 90 percent of our students are English learners and receiving free and reduced lunch. 2014 was the year that I transformed myself from a tech illiterate to a digital native by enrolling in a masters Educational Technology program. I just completed my first year and I am excited to complete it next year. 

Professional Credentials:

1996  BA Liberal Studies - California State University Fresno 
1998  Multiple Subject Credential/CLAD  National University 
2001  Reading Recovery Specialist 
2014  Educational Technology Graduate Student - Fresno Pacific University 

Professional Career:

1996 - 1998   Elementary School Teacher - Parlier Unified School District
1996 - 2005   Elementary School Teacher - Coalinga Huron Unified School District
2005 - 2012  Educational Curriculum Sales Consultant - Pearson Inc.
2012 - current   Elementary School Teacher - Central Unified School District
2014 -2015   Cyber High Consultant/Trainer - Fresno County Office of Education

Professional Associations

2013 - 2015  School Site Council Member
2012 - 2016  Member of Fresno State Alumni Association
2014 - 2015  Member of CUE Association
2014 - 2015  Member of ISTE

Professional Recognitions and Awards

2013 - 2014   Nominated Teacher of the Year - Central Unified

Contact me:

Email: cescandon@centralusd.k12.ca.us

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This is my personnal blog.  The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, Central Unified School District.  I make no representation as to accurracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be lliable for any errors, omissions, or delarys in this information or nay losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

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