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Prom Q&A
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May 14, 2024

Someone I Can Relate to: Ms. Castillo

Cindy Castillo
Ms. Cindy Castillo, Social Studies Teacher

You’ll want to have at least one class with Ms. Castillo before graduating from Mission High School after getting to know her and read a little bit of my experience with her, trust me!!

Ms. Castillo was raised in a household as the oldest daughter with three younger siblings so she quickly had to adapt and attend to her siblings’ needs. The way I imagine Castillo tending to her siblings is the same way I see her tending to her students. She gives you a warm greeting as she welcomes you to her class. Her excitement for teaching is clear every time and she just radiates the most vibrant energy that shoots to every corner of the room.

Ms. Castillo initiated her career at law school with the migration lawyer path. Her life took a turn when she applied for a Masters program and started to look into the Social Studies department. Ms. Castillo said that her upbringing had no influence on her decision to teach. Ms. Castillo chose the Social Studies pathway and has had experience at a few Oakland schools and at the San Francisco county school; nevertheless, Mission High School is the most flexible and creative school that suits her educational style.

Ms. Castillo started teaching at Mission High School last year. As a former student in her class I can confirm that she changes up the school environment in the blink of an eye. Every time I was tired after a long day at school she managed to get me motivated. It’s wonderful and unusual considering that we were her last period. She makes sure to include everyone in the class and is very genuine towards all of her students. She even goes the extra mile and checks up on her students that can count on her at all times. She’s a mother outside of school and knows how to handle emotional situations that her students could be going through.

Ms. Castillo quickly grew  to like Mission High School mainly because of the Social Studies department.

“It’s just such a strong sense of community in the social studies department and it was something that I was missing at my old school sight, and I’m thriving here.”

I really enjoy having Ms. Castillo as a Social Studies teacher here at Mission High School, a teacher I can relate too ethnic-wise and just a figure that many of us, Hispanic students at Mission, can look up to. I’m honored to have a teacher like Ms. Castillo in our school and happy that she’s thriving here. I hope she stays at Mission for many years to come.

I  encourage everyone reading this to acknowledge all of Ms. Castillo’s  hard work and effort that she puts into her classes and students. I genuinely have nothing but respect towards the work ethic she follows. With that being said thank you for your time and consideration.

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    Lily PeralesApr 5, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Doña Castillo is the best!!!! Love her!!