Mr. Jeffery Buckner-Rodas



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Mr. Jeffery Buckner-Rodas

Room 10

626-444-9005 ext. 4010

  • I was born in Provo, Utah and lived in that area until I was eight. My family relocated to Arizona and I grew up in the diverse community of Casa Grande. Over the years, I gained experience and a love for culture. I spent two years in Paraguay, South America, where I became fluent in Spanish. I am delighted to return to Fernando R. Ledesma High School as a teacher of English, Drama and Spanish. I began as an Instructional Aide at Ledesma in 2011 as I completed my BA in English at National University. I completed my student teaching here in Room 9 with Ms. Barton in 2013. I then became a credentialed teacher and worked in Anaheim, Mission Viajo, and Irvine before returning to the El Monte Union High School District. I love creating a positive learning environment in which my students can engage in conversations and connect their culture with literature and history. I am an avid reader, a writer, and an amateur chef. I look forward to many years of teaching with the youth of this great community.