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Laguna, Mr. Joel » Welcome to King!

Welcome to King!


Welcome to the Film and Media Magnet for 2020-2021 school year! My name is Mr. Laguna and I will be your English teacher for the upcoming school year. We have some exciting projects and great things we will learn this year. I am ecstatic to build a strong and supportive learning community with you. 
If I may introduce myself, this will be my 8th year as a 6th grade teacher at Thomas Starr King Middle School and 11th year teaching. I went to UCLA for undergraduate work and received my B.A in Political Science. I also have my graduate degree (M. Ed) from UCLA focusing on urban education. In terms of hobbies, I am an avid outdoorsmen, traveler, and photographer. 
I am stoked for an academically rigorous and marvelous year. Let's go!

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Mr. Laguna is currently reading Crossover by Kwame Alexander..
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Thomas Starr King Middle School students will engage in innovative learning experiences, developing their intellectcreativitycuriosityand compassionin order to contribute meaningfully to their own lives, their community, and the world.