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Korrie Gallardo

Subject Expertise: Language Arts
Education: MA in PPS School Counseling from Fresno Pacific University; BA in Liberal Arts from Fresno State; Administrative Credential from Fresno State; and Multiple Subject Credential with a Supplementary in English from Fresno State
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Home Church: New Hope Community Church, Fresno, CA

I started my career as a teacher at middle school and then a high school charter school.  I was then an instructional coach at the elementary level.  In the coaching position, I loved the opportunity to receive on-going professional learning with the responsibility to share it with others.  I then became a middle school Guidance and Learning Advisor where I was able to continue in a role of professional development as well as work directly with students. Currently, I am a high school counselor.  I am involved in academics mostly through the role of coordinating student study team and 504 meetings.  The passion for the development of this course came from my role as a counselor and as a mother of a student who has recently been identified as having Executive Function deficits that are impacting learning and I wanted to help provide support for the families, teachers, and students I serve as well as my own

Recommended Reading: Ask me! I'm always reading something and I'm happy to talk about it. I just finished It's Not Supposed to be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst and I am currently reading The Real God by Chip Ingram. I also enjoy Nicole Unice and Jen Hatmaker.

Favorite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 ~ "Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

What I Like About FPU: I like the opportunity to freely or with encouragement explore how faith connects with the content or in the workplace.  I like knowing that we are maneuvering work as worship and service together..