Mr. Amado's Biography
Welcome to Mr. Amado's website. I am a Social Studies teacher at VAPA. It is an honor to be here. I am entering my 9th year in LAUSD, my 11th year of teaching high school, and my 17th year working with kids. I was a basketball coach at Thomas Starr King Middle School at the age of 18 and coached for 6 years. I was a substitute teacher for SEA Continuation Charter Schools for 2 years. I began my teaching career at John Marshall High School and taught at the East LA Performing Arts Academy before arriving at VAPA. And now I AM HOME!!!
My teaching philosophy centers around the belief that my job is to help you teach yourself to think, feel, speak, analyze, and write so you can cultivate a social awareness and understanding of history and the social issues we face today.