Math Teacher Ana Espinosa Departs from CHS and Leaves a Legacy

Ana Luisa Espinosa, also known as Ms. Ana, has taught math at CHS for seven years and recently decided not to teach at CHS because she made the decision to move on to another teaching position in the Antelope Valley Union High School District, which is about 80 miles Northwest of Claremont.

Espinosa began her teaching career at CHS as she felt that Claremont was a nice community with staff that truly cared to help the students learn in the best way possible. When she came to CHS, she began teaching Common Core curriculum even before it was introduced at CHS. Espinosa taught Algebra 1 and 2 her very first year at CHS, and transitioned throughout her seven years  to teach other classes including Algebra Fundamentals, an “Off-cycle” Algebra 2 class, ELM, Finite, Integrated 3, and Integrated 3 Readiness.  

“I left CHS to pursue a higher calling in my professional career,” Espinosa said. “I am always looking for ways to improve what I do and I felt it was the right time to make the move.”

During her time at CHS, Espinosa tried to make an impact on her students’ lives as best as she could. Last year, Espinosa began a project that she knew would impact CHS in a positive way. In 2015 then-junior Kamaria Jordan, approached her about becoming the advisor for her club Creative Mindz. Jordan then brought up her idea to create a mural in the 400 quad to portray the different activities the students at CHS are involved in. The mural included logos for all clubs and sports on campus. Several students around campus took interest in the mural and decided to help out and continued to paint the wall with Espinosa and Jordan. After a week of hard work and a group effort, the mural  finally finished on the last day of the school year.

“Those five days were hard work, but at the end it was all worth it,” Espinosa said. “Someone came to me with an idea, and we made it happen because there are no impossibilities. Now this can be here for generations to come & for everyone to enjoy the new sight when walking into the 400 quad.”

Espinosa hopes she influenced her students positively, and has tried her best to teach her students how to be responsible, kind, and hardworking people. Espinosa wants them to know that anything is possible with hard work and that everyone has something to be grateful for. She has enjoyed being the class of 2018s’ Avid teacher and wishes the class the best of luck.

“I had the privilege of having Ms. Ana as my AVID teacher freshman year, and since day one, she made it clear to her students that she had their backs and would always be their for them.” junior Noah Gonzales said. “She impacted me by making her class a fun family oriented classroom and made learning fun and interesting. I definitely will miss Ms. Ana and I hope the best for her.”

Even though she is leaving, Espinosa will not be forgotten because of how greatly she affected her student’s lives and way of thinking. She is beginning a new part of her life for the better and will always be a member of CHS.