Brenda Plascencia-Carrizosa, M.S.
M.S. Counseling, CSU Fullerton
B.S. Child and Adolescent Development, CSU Fullerton
Hi and welcome to my bio page! I joined the Saddleback Child Development and Education department in 2014 and am happy to be with you. My experience teaching adults started as a part-time faculty member in the Child and Adolescent Studies Department and the Freshman Advantage First Year Program at CSU Fullerton from 2006-2014 my alma mater! (Go Titans!) and I have also worked as a part-time faculty member in the Child Development and Education Studies Department at Fullerton College since 2007 teaching a range of courses including such as Child, Family and Community, Child Growth and Development, and most recently an Anti-Bias/Diversity Seminar. The Children's Center at CSU Fullerton is where I spent most of my teaching career with children from 1992-2014, a majority of that time as a Master Teacher, training and working along side Child and Adolescent Studies students and interns in the field of Early Childhood Education. During my graduate Counseling program, I also worked with both child and adult victims of domestic violence, focusing my work and research on child-centered play therapy with children who have been exposed to violence, along with parenting education and support. All that to say that I have had many great experiences and I am excited to share them with you through the Child Development and Education department here at Saddleback in the courses that I teach!
On a more personal note, I enjoy spending time with my husband David, and son Cesar as well as with our dogs, Duke and Lily, our rabbit, Bun, and our chickens too!. I spend my free time taking in movies, hiking, and volunteering with various projects. I am excited to get to know you and I welcome any questions you may have so please let me know if there is any way that I can support you as you work through our program!
I am currently teaching:
CDE 101 Principles and Practices
CDE 110 Introduction to Curriculum
CDE 117 Teaching in A Diverse Society
as well as the following California Prescohol Foundations and Frameworks courses when offered:
CDE 250 Foundations: Social Emotional Development
CDE 252 Foundations: English Language Development
Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about the courses that I teach.