Degrees and Certifications:
Art & Digital Media
Room # 701 ¡Hola! I am very excited to be the Visual Arts and Digital Media Teacher at BMS! My name is Mariza Serrano. I grew up in San Diego County, CA where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts Education and received my Teaching Credential at San Diego State University. I also partly grew up in my parents' native state of Jalisco, Mexico where I learned my first language and culture.
This will be my 7th year teaching. I taught one year in San Diego County, then my husband's doctoral studies took us to Los Angeles where I taught for four years. This is my second year living and working at Porterville and I love it.
While growing up, school was a place where I had opportunities and a certain order I didn't have at home and now as a teacher, I get to provide that for my students. I like to push my students to have higher expectations for themselves and to strengthen their identity through collaboration, exploration, and flexible thinking. I think of my students as my kids and enjoy being a part of their lives as they go through the sometimes difficult part of becoming young adults.Yay Bulldogs!