Mr. Sergio Almazan
Year Appointed at Bishop Mora Salesian High School: 2016
Alumnus: Class of 2002
Education: East Los Angeles College - AA Administration of Justice; Cal State University of Los Angeles - BA in Sociology; Loyola Marymount University - Masters in Education
Biography: Sergio Almazan is a native of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Mr. Almazan has been in a school setting for the last 9 years. Mr. Almazan is an alumnus of Salesian High School 02’ and has taught Freshmen and Junior Theology in the past years along with being the 9th / 10th / 11th grade Guidance Counselor. Mr. Almazan in the past was actively involved in coaching the Varsity football and basketball teams at Santa Isabel School and volunteered as a JV football and Frosh/Soph / JV basketball assistant coach at Salesian High School. This is where he began to experience the connection between coaching and teaching. Following his undergraduate career, Mr. Almazan discovered his passion for teaching by gaining work experience at Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services, a non-profit Foster Family Agency, as a Quality Improvement Assistant.
During his time with Nuevo, Mr. Almazan realized he wanted to do more for the youth and moved forward in pursuing a teaching career. He then went on to work as a paraprofessional at Sunrise Elementary School, a LAUSD school, and transitioned in the fall of 2012 to Our Lady Help of Christians as the 6th/7th grade teacher and then the following year to Santa Isabel School where he taught 4th grade and became the Athletic Director. In his free time, Mr. Almazan enjoys coaching, and remains active by playing sports and hiking. Mr. Almazan believes that every child deserves a quality education, in order to be prepared for their future endeavors. Mr. Almazan’s mission is to make a positive impact in the lives of the youth of today while incorporating Catholic values that will impact the students in their future lives. His personal philosophy of education includes providing students with activities and social transmission through differential instruction to ensure that students’ learning needs are met. As our society continues to evolve, it is important that as educators our methods and modes of teaching continue to evolve as well.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
Current Assignment: Dean of Students / Director of Guidance / Criminal Justice Teacher