Ms. Kubik is not only an 18-year veteran elementary school teacher but the author, developer and creator of The Resourceful Teacher language arts curriculum. She is ACSI certified, a collaborative learning specialist and an instructional coach among many other accomplishments.
Ms. Kubik is the creator and developer of our leadership course titled, Leadership: Life Skills Through Collaborative Learning. This incredible program (for grades 3-8th) teaches students life-long skills in the area of team development, listening and leadership. Our students love her course and working through fun challenges in a team setting.
Next Fall, Ms. Kubik will instruct our 6-8th grade students in all four core subjects including language arts, math, science and history. She will also continue teaching her leadership course for students in grades 3rd-8th.
Finally. we are excited to announce that Influence Learning Center will be adopting The Resourceful Teacher language arts curriculum for grade levels 3-8.
You can learn more about her amazing curriculum at www.theresourcefulteacher.com and teacherspayteachers.com.
Ms. Layton joined Influence Learning Center after 25 years with the Orange County Unified School District. She holds a Bachelors in Journalism and Public Relations from Arizona State University and a Masters in Teaching and a Masters in Curriculum Development from Grand Canyon University.
Ms. Layton holds multiple certifications including GATE, C-STEM, PLTW and ‘Write from the Beginning,’ She is also a certified trainer of teachers and has served on numerous committees during her career as a public school educator.
Beyond her incredible accomplishments is her heart and desire to pour truth, value and purpose into the lives of our students at Influence Learning Center. She is passionate about teaching our students about Jesus and building student confidence.
Next Fall, Ms. Layton will instruct our 1st-2nd grade students in all four core subjects including language arts, math, science and history.
We are also so excited to announce that Ms. Layton will offer two Write from the Beginning courses for our 3rd-8th grade students. Write from the Beginning…and Beyond is comprehensive writing program that uses Thinking Maps to build a strong foundation for writing across all genres and content areas. Students will learn to write personal narratives, imagine narratives, and information/expository in a meaningful, creative, and fun way. Our level 2 class will include persuasive writing
We would like to introduce you to one of our amazing creative professionals serving as an instructor for our Creative Arts Program: Veronica DeLuca.
Ms. DeLuca graduated from art school in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia, Graphic & Web Design. She has been working in graphic and web design for over 20 years. Her prior professional experience includes working with a toy company designing licensed products for brands like Barbie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tech Deck Skateboards. In addition, she previously served as Senior Designer for Entrepreneur Magazine for 7 years where she managed a design team overseeing daily design updates and the redesign of Entrepreneur.com.
Currently, Ms. DeLuca runs two businesses including her graphic and web design business (DeLuca Design) and her graphic apparel business (Punk Rock Kids). She is experienced in metal stamping, leather working, heat transfer vinyl and screen printing.
Above and beyond all of her skills and experience, she truly has a heart to lead the next generation of visual artists and to see these students develop a passion for creating Kingdom content, products and apparel.
Ms. DeLuca joined our team this past Spring with her Intro to Graphic Products & Apparel course. Next Fall, she will be teaching Graphic Design & Branding as well as Advanced Graphic Apparel. Future courses from Ms. DeLuca will include metal stamping and Wordpress.