Welcome to Ms. Escalera's Teacher Page
I am a lifelong learner that believes in strong classroom community, technology, fostering independence and hands on learning. I believe that communication with families builds and sustains a supportive partnership for student growth.
They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” –Mexican proverb
I attended Cal State Hayward for my undergraduate degree. I received both my teaching credential and Master of Arts in Teaching with honors from Saint Mary’s College of California. Go Gaels!
District Tools I Use
I take attendance using Aeries. You can stay on top of attendance through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App.
I use Aeries to generate report cards. Families can view report cards through the Aeries Family Portal.
Sangha Interactive App
I will be testing out the Sangha app to communicate with families in a protected, password-protected environment. Please download the app and log in using the parent-guardian email that was used for enrollment or data confirmation.
I use Google Classroom during the school day to share and assign various activities with students. This is our way to move towards using less paper in the classroom to help our environment.
Other Tools I Use
I use Blocksi, which is a student internet monitoring service to develop safe internet usage. With this tool, I am able to monitor student activities from my screen to ensure they are accessing internet information safely.
I also utilize Flipgrid to highlight students’ voices and to work on our presentation, and collaborative skills.