Tonya began her teaching career in 2016 with two long-term substitute positions - one teaching choir and the other teaching a moderate/severe special education class. After obtaining her California teaching credential from University of La Verne in 2017, she began leading Reading Intervention groups for students from K-5th grade for the 2018-2019 school year. She was then offered a full-time position teaching 8th grade science and math for the 2019-2020 school year, during which she obtained her Master’s Degree in education from the University of La Verne. Tonya seeks to create positive and welcoming classroom environments where all students feel equipped to succeed. At home, Tonya enjoys spending time with her daughter, working out with her husband, and gardening.
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