7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher and English/Language Arts Department Lead at STRIVE Prep - Montbello. I teach secondary reading and writing. I have always wanted to foster an appreciation, and hopefully, a love of reading to kids. I have always wanted to teach, since that first day of first grade, I'm not sure why. However, now I love watching the light bulb moments that the kids have when the understand the concept, or the message, or just a simple definition.