For the past 16 years Damaris Saenz has served as an educator in middle and upper school English programs. Apart from her role as a classroom teacher she has served in various leadership capacities such as middle school DEI coordinator, and international educational consultant where she leveraged a passion for curriculum to create professional development seminars on collaborative learning, ESL best practices, strategies for new teachers, new approaches to assessment, and positive behavioral intervention strategies. Damaris has also served as an adjunct faculty at La Sierra University where she has taught courses in both the Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and Masters in Teaching program. She currently serves as the chair of the Middle School English department at Harvard-Westlake.
Building Blocks of Effective Education: A Workshop Series on Foundational Classroom Best Practices
Join us for a unique opportunity to refresh and renew your classroom practices and teacher toolkit with Damaris Saenz, Middle School English teacher and Department Chair at Harvard-Westlake. This 4-session program will focus on topics that offer opportunities to reflect on current strategies, engage in new practices, and cultivate a supportive learning community.
Department Chairs Institute
The Department Chairs Institute will guide participants in exploring the multilayered challenges of this unique position and in developing the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to become effective department leaders.