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APEL Summer Work Assignment


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  • There are three tasks: Find the entire summer assignment description with hyperlinked videos by clicking here.

Need a Letter of Rec?

Please use these resources:

1. Here is a video for juniors requesting from me.

2. Here is the slideshow that is in that video. 

3. Our awesome counseling department has created these informative videos

4. Here are the steps for requesting this year. 

5. I am no longer accepting letter of recommendation requests for the 20-21 school year! I'm sorry, but I am beyond capacity. 

When you take AP courses...

Click here to check the credit you might get from the college of your choice for passing AP exams.


Going for AP Scholar?  Check this out (click here). 

What is AP Language & Composition?

The APEL College Board Test is May 12, 2020

Want to know other test dates? Click here for information.


Click here for info. on how to register for this test. 

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Mrs. Alberts' Home Page

Welcome Bobcats!

This will be my seventeenth year in the teaching profession (and my seventh year at Sage Creek).  I believe this is going to be a fantastic year full of growth and insight.  


Years ago, on my commute to Orange County from San Diego, I would drive by the exit for Sage Creek High School when it was in the building stages.  I would think, "Someday, I'm going to teach right THERE."  Positive thinking, hard work, and determination paid off, and here I am!  These qualities that brought me here are also the tenets of my professionalism, and I hope to instill and model them daily in my classroom for my wonderful students. 


I am a mommy to two funny, energetic little boys.  The Alberts' household is a busy one, but it's a lucky one too.  Becoming a mom opened my eyes to another side to my students.  It's impossible for me to look at them now without imagining their lives outside of the walls of my classroom.  Every day is a balance for me:  attention and love for my boys with attention and love for my students.  I hope everyone in my company feels that effort.  


In addition to my work in the classroom and at home, I am also a consultant for the California Reading & Literature Project through the UCSD region.  This project has blessed me with professional development that makes me the teacher I am today.  I'm so lucky to work alongside other teachers in a quest to continually better our profession.  


Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to be selected as our school site Open Education Resource Curriculum Coordinator. It's an exciting time to be in education because of the innovation and conversation happening that requires us to come to the table prepared and looking through the lens of what's best for our students. I can't believe I get to facilitate that conversation!


I look forward to meeting my students this year, and I'm so happy to call Sage Creek my home!  

Professional Experience

Sage Creek High School - Carlsbad, CA: 2014- Present

  • 2018 Teacher of the Year
  • English Department Co-Chair
  • AP English Language & Composition Teacher
  • OER Curriculum Coordinator
  • OER Curriculum Curator
  • Club Advisor: Comedy Sportz
  • Club Advisor:  Muslim Student Association

Consultant and Teacher Leader, California Reading & Literature Project, UCI & UCSD: 2011-Present

  • Saddleback Unified School District
  • Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • San Diego Unified School District

San Juan Hills High School - San Juan Capistrano, CA2008- 2014

  • English II
  • English II Accelerated (Pre-AP)
  • Drama 1
  • AP Language & Composition
  • President,  School Site Council
  • Club Advisor:  Key Club

Vista del Mar Middle School - San Clemente, CA : 2004-2008 

  • 2007 Teacher of the Year
  • English Department Chair
  • Co-authored California Distinguished School application 
  • Seventh Grade Language Arts
  • Seventh-Eighth Grade Drama
  • Sixth Grade Exploratory Drama


We love camping!
Eugene, Oregon
My Why Video:



Click here for the fun syllabus.

Click here for the extended, "I've got the time" syllabus.

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