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Thomas Tapia

6th Grade Teacher Resident



My name is Thomas Tapia, this will be my 9th year working at Tate Academy and am very excited to begin my teaching career as a teacher resident working alongside with Ms. Rivera and our 6th grade scholars.

I am the first in my family to attend and graduate from college. I graduated from the California State University at Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Human Services. Currently I am a student at the University of the Pacific where I will be receiving a Master’s degree in Education.

Growing up I never thought I would enter the education field but soon after graduating from college I started working here at Tate and loved it so much I stuck around for 9 years and now I am pursuing a master’s degree to become a full time teacher.

During my free time I love to attend sporting events, travel, visit art exhibits, and hanging out at the beach.