Choir, Life After HS, History of Rock and Roll Teacher at Los Amigos HS
Anabel Martínez Pauline is currently in her 5th year at Los Amigos High School in Fountain Valley, CA, and 6th year of teaching music. In these years, she has had the opportunity to work with students of all grade levels, and guide them to be their best selves through courses such as Choir, General Music, Show Choir, Inclusion Choir, Vocal Jazz, Mariachi, History of Rock and Roll, and Life After High School. Through these experiences, she has learned the importance of positioning herself as a collaborator of the learning experience alongside the students. When students are empowered by the value they bring to the table, they step into their rightful roles as the gatekeepers of meaningful access to their education. Through valuing student agency and applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning and Reality Pedagogy, the learners in her classroom have found their versions of success as a collective and as individuals through their musical endeavors year after year. In the spirit of inclusion, equity, and representation, Anabel plans to continue her journey in co-creating inclusive spaces with students in music education through teaching, learning, and advocating for the communities she serves. You can follow her teaching journey on Instagram @shapinghumans (blog linked in her bio).