Phone: 951-302-5151 ext. 3920
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Elementary Education MA in Mathematics Education
Mr. Edward Carbajal
Hello Bobcats! Welcome to my page. I look forward to teaching you, or your child, math this year. I promise to do my best to provide opportunities to learn the basics and then apply those skills to more challenging activities. I want to prepare students for high school so that they can have a successful life. Let me explain how I came to be your, or your child's, math teacher this year at TMS.
In the late 90's, I was a special education teacher in Seattle, WA. During that time, I noticed that math was my favorite subject to teach. I decided to make that my focus. A friend of mine was teaching in Pasadena, CA and recommended I relocate to Southern California. I took his advice and became a high school math teacher at La Salle High School in Pasadena. After a couple of years of teaching high school, I started to miss middle school students and decided to switch back. My only focus has been middle school math since 2001. In 2004, I went to graduate school and earned a master's degree in mathematics education. I was teaching in Glendale, CA when I met my wife.
After I got married in 2007, I wanted to find a place to move to that was family-friendly and valued education. I did my research and found Temecula. I was fortunate enough to get a position as a middle school math teacher at TMS in 2007 and have been here ever since. My goal is to teach with sincerity and integrity until the day I retire.
I have tried many different teaching styles, techniques and practices over the years. I believe I have found a style that helps me help my students to the best of my ability. Even still, every year, I try to make slight changes so as to always grow as a professional. I guarantee I will work very hard for you. I expect the same efforts from my students.
Well, that's it for my brief explanation of how I ended up at TMS. I am excited about this year. Let's do this!!!