Wallace Yovetich - Freelance Writer, Los Angeles CA
University of the Pacific alumna Wallace Yovetich graduated from the Stockton, California institution with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Continuing her education at Azusa Pacific University, Wallace Yovetich commenced her career in education as a student teacher of third grade at Merwin Elementary School in West Covina, California. In this first role, Wallace Yovetich observed the classroom’s processes and dynamics and participated through preparation and delivery of lessons. Upon acquiring her Multiple Subject Credential from Azusa Pacific, Wallace Yovetich joined another West Covina elementary school, Rowland Elementary School, as a student teacher in a second and third grade combination class. Acting in a similar capacity as her previous position, she honed her skills as an instructor and familiarized herself with the school’s system. After a few months as a student teacher at Rowland Elementary, Wallace Yovetich earned an appointment as a long-term substitute teacher of two second-grade classrooms for a complete quarter. Though she was an independent teacher during this period, she operated under the supervision of the school’s Principal and her university mentors. She led multiple-subject lessons and equipped students for Cat-6 testing. Relocating to Santa Monica, California, Wallace Yovetich subsequently accepted a position with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified District as a CREST (Childhood, Recreation, Education, Sports, Together) Teacher at McKinley Elementary School. Teaching students in the second and third grades and supervising children in the kindergarten through third grades, she spearheaded enrichment programs and worked in collaboration with students’ families. Departing from McKinley Elementary, Wallace Yovetich joined Our Lady of Fatima School in Artesia, California as a middle school teacher. In addition to teaching sixth grade homeroom and sixth, seventh, and eighth grade science, art, and social studies classes, she presided as Assistant Coach of Decathlon, Head Coach of the Decathlon Geography section, and Director of the Yearbook. More recently, Wallace Yovetich has applied her teaching expertise to a role as Lead Teacher for Bel Air Presbyterian Preschool in Los Angeles, California. As an educator, she directed the middle-aged classroom, supervised in-class behavior therapists, and taught Mommy and Me classes. On the administrative side, she served on the hiring committee, prepared portfolios of human development evaluations, and performed other office duties.