Magnolia Independent Learning Center
Magnolia Independent Learning Center (MILC) offers an independent study format as an alternative to a classroom program. Students who have not been successful or satisfied with their experience in traditional schools may find an independent study program is a better option for completing their education. MILC combines individualized learning plans with self-awareness and leadership development. Students are enrolled in curriculum leading to matriculation with a high school diploma, G.E.D., or re-entry at grade level in a comprehensive or alternative school program. Enrollment in the program is voluntary.
MILC provides students with the opportunity to:
- (a) learn at home outside the comprehensive school environment
- (b) complete courses in CORE and elective subjects
- (c) receive curriculum counseling
- (d) referral counseling to community agencies as needed
MILC is conveniently located in the downtown area, next door to Shasta County Office of Education. MILC is close to RABA transportation.
I wanted to be a teacher since I started school in 1959. I finally realized that dream in 1991 after working as an Instructional aide for 5 years. I have been working in Education since 1986 in various capacities. I have worked over 11 years in the classroom and 9 years as an Administrator. I have been an Independent Study Teachers for 3 1/2 years.
I have loved this work, but Independent Study has been my favorite assignment. The ability to connect with students through more one-on-one or small group contact builds relationships that cannot be achieved in a larger class setting. I believe that this makes it easier to motivate students to enjoy learning and to become "lifelong learners".
Bachelors of Science: Utah State University (1991)
Teaching Credential: Simpson University (1992)
Administrative Credential: Sacramento State University (1998)
Having come from a family of teachers, early on I believed it was a job I could enjoy, and a worthy choice for a profession.
I've been a classroom teacher since 1992, mostly in self-contained classrooms where I taught all subjects, although for eight years I taught Science and Art exclusively - which I enjoyed very much. Now, as an independent study teacher, I have the privilege of working one-on-one with students, helping them to gain the skills they need for future success. I want my students to know that life is a great challenge, and a high school diploma will help them meet it with greater confidence. Education is still the best investment.
Bachelor of Science: Indiana Wesleyan University
Teaching Credential: Simpson College