Hello, my name is Sandra Lopez and I am one of the third grade teachers at Summit Charter Academy Mathew. I am the oldest of four and the first one to obtain a college degree. I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to Idaho when I was 8 years old. My family and I returned to Mexico after 4 years and I finished my education, up to High School, in Mexico. I later moved to California to start college and pursue my teaching career. I have been living in Porterville for 7 years now.
My education consists of an Associate in Arts, which I obtained from Porterville College. I earned my Bachelor's degree and Multiple Subject Credential from California State University of Bakersfield. Prior to teaching I was a California Mini-Corps tutor for 4 years. I then became a substitute teacher for 2 years. This is now my second year teaching third grade at Summit Charter Academy Mathew.
I am very happy to be part of the staff at SCA Mathew. I truly believe that being bilingual is important so I enjoy being part of this learning experience for my students. I enjoy teaching Spanish and helping my ositos bilingües become excelent learners.
I really look forward to another exciting and successful school year!