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Mrs. Nicole S. Maldonado » About Mrs. Maldonado

About Mrs. Maldonado

Hello!  My name is Nicole S. Maldonado. I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. I am a first generation Jordanian woman who has enjoyed growing up in one of the largest melting pots of The United States of America. I inherited my last name from my wonderful husband of four years. Estoy aprendiendo español, sé paciente. 
My journey at VAAS began as a Special Education Assistant in Spring 2015. I have learned tremendously by working hands-on, in the various divisions of the Special Education Department offered on campus at VAAS: Resource, Special Day Class, Moderate-Severe (ID) and Low Incidence Learning Center for the Visually Impaired and Blind. 
I am privileged to share with you that in Spring of 2018, I began working at VAAS as a Special Education Teacher and Advisory Teacher. I will continue teaching at VAAS in the 2018-2019 academic school year. 
I attended Los Angeles Valley College, where I worked on my undergraduate coursework and obtained my AA degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. That is where I discovered my love for working with diverse groups of people. 
I attended California State University, Northridge from 2011-2013; graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. 
Currently, I am continuing my education towards the completion of my Education Specialist Credential and Masters Degree in Special Education. 
*More information regarding courses I teach, classroom rules, procedures and contact information can be found on my webpage.