Phone: 951-566-4400 ext. 5710
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Aguilar is a Social Studies and AVID teacher at Ethan Chase Middle School. She is an advisor for the Interact Club on campus. She graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a major in History and earned her Teaching Credentials. She has successfully completed her Masters's Program with an emphasis on Instruction and Curriculum and was awarded the Gordon Atkins Award which is "presented to the master’s candidate judged by graduate faculty to have demonstrated the most outstanding academic and professional development at the completion of his or her program. This award is only presented to one candidate from the School of Education and out of her 1000 masters peers she excelled amongst among.
Mrs. Aguilar came from humble beginnings, as she is the daughter of a Migrant Fieldworker, and raised half of her childhood in a single-parent household with four siblings. She grew up in extreme poverty and understands the challenges that students and parents may face. Her family at times was homeless, sleeping in a vehicle and going in the evenings to shelters and churches to eat; however, she and her siblings overcame that adversity and went on to excel in a K-12 school, graduating in the top 20 of her class, numerous times being on the Dean's List in college, and in her profession as an educator. She went on to be recognized and honored in 2016-2017 as the "Teacher of the Year for the County of San Bernardino and Riverside" due to her devotion to her students, teaching style, and her field of work as a Professional Development Presenter for her former district with great emphasis on Close Reading.
She is about teaching human compassion and showing grace due to the circumstances that she endured as a child and adult. She enjoys gardening and performing community service in the evenings in the city of Menifee and Romoland. Her devotion to such causes enabled her to be recognized and missed by the community partnerships she formed in San Bernardino with the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree, Women's Shelter for Battered Women, and Convalescent home(s), which she plans on fostering within Riverside County. The reason she does this is "to show that there is more good in the world than we believe. We are like Aliens, people doubt we exist, but we do."
Here is a list of the required materials for AVID and Social Studies classes. The supplies with asterisks* is what other teachers may also require from them. ECMS does not see an issue with using the same supplies in other classes.ECMS is an AVID school of distinction and the use of only 1 school binder, preferably a 3 inch, to keep all 7 class handouts organized is required unless your child's teacher informs students of additional binders required.
Fully charged Chromebook (bring to class daily)
1 College Rule Notebooks (no wide rule no sharing of notebooks with other classes)
*Black, Blue, and Red Pens
*Highlighters [multicolor pack]
*2,2.5 or 3 Inch Binder [student only needs 1 binder to keep all 7 classes. There is no need to buy a separate History one]
7 Dividers [7 classes]
"Believe there is good in the world "