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My name is Maria Mastropaolo, and 2019-20 marks my seventh year teaching at Bolsa Grande. I have taught Physical Science, Chemistry and AP Chemistry during this time. I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Chemistry and a Business Management minor. I then spent several years in the Environmental Laboratory business, culminating in managing the opening a new laboratory in northern California. Subsequently, I moved into software development. I managed software development projects in industries ranging from fast food to clinical research trials. It took a long time to find teaching as a calling, but eventually I made my way into the classroom. I obtained my teaching credential in Chemistry and Biology from Chapman University, and have loved what I do ever since. At Bolsa Grande I serve as class adviser to the junior class of 2021, and the G.S.A. (Gay Straight Alliance / Gender Sexuality Acceptance) club.
Besides being a teacher, I am a mom to three wonderful sons. Zachary is 23, and pursuing audio technology as a career. Luke is 13 and an 8th grader at Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), where he plays the saxophone and studies classical and jazz music. Matthew is in 6th grade, and plays baseball, the guitar and video games. Together, we like to take our dog out for walks, cook and swim in the pool.