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A teacher to many, adored by all, a go to when in need of help, math related or not, this must be Mrs. Cordova! Mrs. Cordova is math teacher here at Centennial, who in many eyes is a huge role model. Whether you’re her student or not she is always willing to give you hand in any way she can, in fact she said “All I want is kids to be their very best, I want them to be the best version of themselves no matter what it is they do, I just want them to be genuine human beings.”
Mrs. Cordova didn’t always want to be a teacher at first she was going to school to be a Broadcast Journalist, until she got a summer job working with Upward Bound, when they asked her to teach a math class, she was skeptical but she agreed. Mrs. cordova says, “That was it, I fell in love. I fell in love with the kids, the atmosphere, I loved it all.”
Mrs. Cordova’s favorite part about teaching is truly the relationships she gets to build with students, and especially seeing what they become in the future. I had to ask what she didn’t like about teaching and her honest answer was “kids that don’t see the importance in getting an education.” Mrs. Cordova sees nothing but potential in her students, and she says, “they don’t realize the impact they have on us.” This is where she began to tear up, while saying, “They say we can’t take things to heart, but we do, we can’t help it.”
What makes Mrs. Cordova such an amazing high school teacher is because she knows that in her words, “High school is a huge step into the grand scheme of things.” This is the transition into adulthood and she only wants to make kids the best version of themselves to prepare them for adulthood. Mrs. Cordova loved by many, a role model to all.