Degrees and Certifications:
I started my educational journey earning an AA and AS from Blue Mountain Community College. I then went on to earn my BA in English Studies from Eastern Oregon University. I obtained by second BA from Boise State University in teaching ELA at the secondary level. I just earned my Masters from BSU in teaching English to speakers of other languages.
Hi there my name is Jimmi Gonzalez and I teach English. I have been teaching for over four years and have education experience in secondary English, College level English instruction, English as a new language adult education, and yearbook. When you walk in my classroom you will notice that I love color and decorating. I also hope that you notice I tried to create a welcoming environment for all students.
Hard to believe that I have a life outside of school, but I do. I am married and have six children. Five daughters and one son. I have three dogs and a cute little bunny. I grew up in Oregon. I have lived in Idaho for the past 6 years.
When I am not inside my classroom at Central you can typically find me in another classroom at CWI where I am an instructor. When I am not teaching you can typically find me spending time with my family, reading or doing arts and crafts especially painting. Currently I am reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.
"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." - Cesar Chavez