Ms. Maria Carmen Ribera

Ms. Maria Carmen RiberaJSerra Catholic High School

San Juan Capistrano, California

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mr. Pope, my AP European History teacher, he made history come alive. He had visited so many of the places we studied and always invited inquiry and debate.

What are three things every teacher should own?

Laptop, SmartPhone, and a Massage Chair

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Jesus :)

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Google Education Consultant

Describe your all-time favorite lesson/unit activity

When I had students plays where a modern person was tried by the Inquisition - they were hilarious.

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

That we don't have favorite students.

What stereotype about teachers is true?

That we are bossy even outside the classroom.

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

I have a passion to share my faith with the young and make them think.

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