Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Carmina Portea is thrilled to be a part of the CWC Hollywood community. Carmina was born and raised in West Covina, California, and graduated from Chapman University with a BA in Sociology in 2016. In 2018, she earned her multiple subject teaching credential and MA in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to joining the CWC family as a Lead Kindergarten Teacher, Carmina taught Transitional Kindergarten in Oakland Unified School District for 3 years. She also served as the Social Emotional Lead Teacher, and presented her inquiry about the connection of social emotional learning and writing partnerships at the Mills College Teacher Scholars event. Most recently, she was a Fulbright scholar in the Canary Islands, Spain, and taught English to students from ages 3 to 7 years old. Early childhood education has always been a focus and passion of hers. She believes that students have the power to be change-makers, and wants to ensure that every child is able to explore, learn, advocate, and express themselves openly. In her free time, she loves to learn languages, drink matcha tea lattes, go on hikes, and spend time with her family.