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Maria Coel

Teacher, Math 6-12


Maria Coel was born in Russia, in the city of Yoshkar-Ola in 1975. Her parents were both university educated. Her mother was a Physics teacher and her father was a building engineer. She is the oldest of two children. She attended the local grade school #8 and then School #3. She graduated from school in 1993 and was accepted to Krupskaya Teacher Training Institute. In 1998 She graduated with a diploma to teach of English and German Languages ( as second languages).

Coel worked first in grade school #14 and #8 and then at the Gorky Technical University as a teacher of English. In October of 2000, she came to the United States to live Lakeport, California. She worked first as a volunteer at the Literacy Program and as a Special Education Para educator. After her older son was born in 2003, she stayed home for a number of years. At that time, they moved to Lower Lake, California. Her daughter was born in 2005. When her children went to school, she became a parent volunteer at Riviera Elementary school and then a substitute teacher.

Later, she applied to Dominican University of California and was accepted to the teacher credentialing program. I worked in local schools as a teacher and a substitute teacher. I received my credential in 2015. Her family moved to Stockton to start work in Langston Hughes Academy.

“I am very happy to be here in Stockton and enjoy the company of wonderful educators here, who inspire me with their dedication, sense of humor, and commitment to their students,” said Coel.