Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching Science, Philippines Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science, Philippines Bachelor of Science in Biology, Philippines Certifications: Standard Secondary Education- 6-12 Life Science --------- 6-12 Biology-------------- 6-12 Praxis-------- Biology Pedagogy Content Knowledge AP Biology Advance Placement Certificate SEI-------------------K-12 Secondary Professional Certificate ( Science )
Mrs. Lucia Mana-ay Somosa
I Welcome I'm Mrs. Lucia Mana-ay Somosa a Filipino Science Teacher born from the Philippines. I was raised by my parents in a simple living, as farming their source of livelihood for a family of 11 siblings. Even I came from a big family but our parents were able to send us to school for our studies. I’m the 10th in the family. Most of the male members of our family are inclined in Engineering fields while the female ones are inclined in Medical and Teaching fields. I can say that I am a frustrated doctor of medicine of the family but it was fulfilled by our nephews and nieces.
My baccalaureate degrees are Bachelor of Science in Biology ( Preparatory for Medicine) at Central Philippine University combined with 24 units in Teaching Education, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with concentration in Science at Philippine Normal University and my graduate study is Master of Arts in Teaching Science at the University of Rizal System.
This is my 33rd year of teaching science disciplines. Before I came here in USA, I’ve been a teacher at LaSalle School System Philippines for 20 years. I’m teaching General Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, but more of concentration on Biology and Chemistry which I love most. I’ve been a science coordinator for many years, coaches students for science quiz bee competition, spearheaded yearly the Science Industrial Fair and authored a fifth grade science books which were used by the public school students in our country. In 2008 before I left Philippines, the Department of Education hired me to construct test questions for secondary science for the National Achievement Test. It’s a nationwide test which is given to all secondary students both in public and private schools. In that same year the state of Maryland employed me as a science teacher to teach at Prince Georges County Public Schools for 3 years. I moved to Arizona last 2011 and I taught MS science, and High School sciences at Leupp Schools Incorporated until 2015. The first time I joined LSI, the school sent us to Navajo Nation Science Fair Competition and we garnered a grand champion award for all categories under my supervision. Last 2015 I moved to WRUSD as a Biology teacher up to present. This year I will be teaching Biology and Chemistry.
My Motto in Life is, as a teacher I believe that we should have “ A Teaching Mind, A Touching Heart and A Transforming Lives”