K-12 Teacher-Partner Profile

Gabriel Trejo

College/University: California State University, Los Angeles
Project Title: IMPACT LA: Improving Minority Partnerships and Access through CISE-related Teaching
Partner School: Roosevelt High School, Los Angeles, CA
Degree: B.A. Mathematics, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Years Teaching: 14
Graduate Fellow Partner(s): Victor Mejia

How will you continue to integrate an aspect of GK-12 and your partnership with graduate students into your teaching, philosophy, etc.?

I will continue to integrate the partnership with graduate students by modifying more lessons to include the graduate student’s expertise and knowledge, as well as the lesson already presented this year. I will also continue to introduce the students to more mathematical concepts that are related to the STEM fields. Allowing the students to discover their interest in the science and engineering will help them make a better decision when they apply to universities and they declare a major.

How has the GK-12 experience changed you, and how has your participation changed the GK-12 project?

The experience has been a great one not just for me but for my students. The fellow has done a great job introducing my students to new technology and has performed many lessons that have caught their attention. My participation in the program has given me the opportunity to learn more and better ways to get the students at Roosevelt High school interested in mathematics and in the other fields, and it has given my students the opportunity to interact with graduate students that they can relate to and learn from.