Edward Stanko


Aug 2007 - May 2008

SB 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential with Authorization to Teach English Language Learners (CLAD)

California State University, San Marcos

Subjects: Spanish (K-12); English (K-12)

BCLAD: Spanish

Preliminary: 2008-2010

Clear: 2010-Present (Expires 07/01/2015)

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

Bachelor of Arts

University of California, San Diego

Distinction in the major

Major: Literature

Track: Literatures of the World

Honors Thesis: The Gothic of Captivity

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Spanish teacher (Patrick Henry High)

San Diego Unified School District

DEPARTMENT CHAIR, 08/2013 - Present

  • Instruct five sections of first and second year Spanish in a diverse, suburban setting of approximately 2,400 students of various socioeconomic statuses
  • Include informal assessments daily in all main areas of language learning: speaking, reading, writing, and listening to constantly monitor student progress
  • Provide and encourage language use outside of classroom by having students access and utilize various internet sites to record speaking, writing and collaboration with peers
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Spanish teacher (Scripps Ranch High)

San Diego Unified School District
  • Teach second and third year Spanish classes in a suburban setting to a school population of approximately 2,400 that includes a spectrum of students in varying socioeconomic statuses 
  • Incorporate technology in all lessons and in most assignments given to students, including benchmarks
  • Continually collaborate with colleagues to improve and share instructional strategies to make curriculum accessible to all students, and to refine and expand upon current projects/benchmarks
Oct 2009 - Jun 2010

Spanish teacher (Pt. Loma High)

San Diego Unified School District
  • Instructed  five sections of third year Spanish at Title I school in year one of Program Improvement, with a diverse population of 2,000
  • Integrated grammar and vocabulary to teach real world applications such as current issues and world themes
  • Differentiated curriculum for native speaking and non-native Spanish speaking students by incorporating speaking and writing activities appropriate for specific students' needs
Mar 2009 - Aug 2009

Substitute teacher

Poway Unified School District
  • Executed teachers' lesson plans in the event of their absence from class, in various subjects and locations in grades nine through twelve
  • Managed classroom in orderly fashion as to provide maximal instruction time for all students
  • Fielded questions from students based on the lesson and provided various ways in which to help them understand the concepts
Aug 2008 - Jan 2009

Spanish teacher (Poway High)

Poway Unified School District
  • Taught first two levels of Spanish to largely diverse, low to high socioeconomic level student population (~3,000)
  • Differentiated curriculum to meet various student abilities and needs in regards to mastery and application of language
  • Provided and maintained safe and anxiety-free classroom environment for all students, ensuring participation and building classroom community

Student Teaching Experience

STUDENT TEACHER                                                                                    February 2008-May 2008

Escondido Union High School District

Orange Glen High School-Escondido, CA

  • Instructed three sections of Spanish for Spanish Speakers, under the guidance of Tyler Brandenburg and Candy Carrasco, respectively, to diverse, predominantly Latino student body
  • Provided stimulating and educational setting for students to explore their culture, both past, present and future, through literature and language
  • Helped students prepare for advanced coursework for the coming year by providing constructive oral and written feedback on essays and projects

STUDENT TEACHER                                                                                    August 2007-December 2007

Poway Unified School District       

 Mt. Carmel High School-San Diego, CA

  • Taught two sections of first year Spanish to diverse student body in middle-class, suburban setting under the guidance of Marie Cashion
  • Created vocabulary and grammar lessons using current popular culture to better relate material to students' lives and to show use of Spanish in everyday life
  • Assessed students' comprehension of material using a variety of methods, not simply relying on traditional "paper and pencil" tests


Jul 2011 - Present

California Foreign Language Project Fellow

California Foreign Language Project/California Subject Matter Program
Jun 2014 - Present

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Certification

UCSD Extension
Certified in identifying/recognizing, assessing, and differentiating for students who are considered gifted and talented (GATE) in the both the heterogeneous and homogenous type classroom.


Spanish teaching position in grades 6-12.


Languages, bookstores, education, coffee houses, reading, technology integration in second language learning

Professional Organizations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)2009 - Present

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)2009 - Present

California Language Teacher Association (CLTA)2008 - Present

Foreign Language Council of San Diego (FLCSD)2008 - Present

San Diego Educator's Association (SDEA)2010 - Present

 (includes membership in National Education Association &

California Teachers Association)

UCSD Alumni Association2007 - Present



Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher)