Mark Gomez teaches World History by Design and US History at the Critical Design and Gaming School at Augustus Hawkins High School.
In his 10th year teaching in LAUSD, he began his career teaching 7th grade World History at John Muir Middle School. While at Muir, Mark served as a mentor teacher to UCLA teachers in training and as a Faculty Advisor to Teach for America.
Mark currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in both Antioch University and UCLA's Teacher Education Program (TEP), teaching graduate courses in Language Development, Social Studies Instructional Methodology, and Critical Media Literacy. He is also certified in gifted and talented education and teaching students with emotional and behavioral disabilities through UCLA extension.
Throughout his teaching career, Mark combines his passions and interests in the creative arts, social sciences, and experiential education.
A fellow teacher and 2014 Inspirational Teacher, had this to say:
“Mark is all about innovation and applying knowledge in the classroom to the real world. So much of what he does is relevant to students' everyday lives; it is not hypothetical or wishful thinking; it's real. He loves incorporating technology and has been recognized many times for the grants and curriculum he's written. Mark's curriculum has been shared in multiple professional developments, thereby influencing teachers all over the state. He was part of the design team for Augustus F. Hawkins and specifically wrote the plan for an urban ecology school. Mark has been a passionate teacher since day one. He is creative in his approach to teaching and has strong bonds with students.”
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