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Giancarlo Lazarte-Amado

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. 

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