Ms. Sylvya Cordova is proud to be a lifelong resident of Pico Rivera and especially an El Rancho alumni. She has been teaching for El Rancho USD for 24 years, as an ELD, Bilingual Language Arts Teacher, District Resource Teacher, and Trainer-of-Trainers for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). She attended Durfee, Obregon, Rio Vista, Rivera Jr. high and graduated from El Rancho high school. Working as an instructional aide at North Park Middle school, Ms. Cordova was inspired to become an English teacher by her mentor, Minerva Gandara. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English, a Master's Degree in Education and Administrative Leadership, and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, which includes a BCLAD (Bilingual Cross cultural Language Acquisition and Development) credential. Ms. Cordova has presented at many conferences including; California Association of the Gifted (CAG), California Association of Secondary Bilingual Educators (CASBE), and served as a Committee member for the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference.