‘History Nerd’ teaching World History and Government

September 12, 2008 — by Karthik Sreedhara

New World History and U.S. Government teacher Margarita Lozano is making some history herself. She is only the second teacher in the department in many years. (The other is Kim Anzalone.)

Raised in the Los Angeles area, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history at UC Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in secondary education and her credential from Loyola Marymount University. She was inspired to become a history teacher because of her love and fascination with history.

“I love history,” she said. “I’m one of those history nerds.”

After graduating from college, she started her teaching career as a teacher at Beverly Hills High School and then at Culver City High School. However, Lozano and her husband wanted to live in a new environment and decided to move into Northern California. She then applied for a job at Saratoga High.

“Saratoga High is a very highly recommended high school,” she said. “The faculty and staff [have] been great. The school has great academics which is why I decided to apply here.”

Lozano hopes to positively contribute to the school environment.

“I look forward to a great year with all my wonderful students,” she said. “Everything’s been going well so far.”

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