Danae Pastrano began teaching 4 years ago in Lancaster, CA. She has taught 7th and 8th grade Science the entire time. Her love and passion for helping students not only fall in love with science but learn problem-solving skills within the world of science are apparent in her teaching. The passion for teaching comes naturally, as both her mom is a school teacher and her dad is a pastor of a congregation in the LA area. Both have passed on the passion for helping people succeed in whatever way possible. Danae chose science to make a difference.
Danae is a firm believer in students learning by doing. This is the driving force behind her teaching methods. At MTEC, she believes students will learn by being involved in what they are passionate about. In this case, Health.
Danae recently got married and enjoys being wherever her husband is when not in the class. She sings, plays, bakes, sews and travels in her spare time. Living life to the fullest and being around the ones you love is the foundation for Danae’s life.
“Failure is just the beginning of success. Once you fall, get up and try again, until you succeed.”
I have a CTE Health Science and Medical Technologies cleared credential. Before coming to MadTEC I served as Fowler High School’s Health Science teacher, teaching both their Medical Careers class and their Allied Health class. I also taught dual enrollment classes as I have a Masters’s Degree in Kinesiology. When I am not working I like to coach softball, hang out with friends, or just relax at home with my pups. I was raised to value and respect a person’s time because that is something that one can never get back. I love to travel. The biggest trip that I have ever gone on was a trip to Israel, and one of my favorite places to visit so far is Hawaii but there is much more to be explored. We are all ever-changing and ever-growing, and my goal is to never grow stagnant but to always continue moving forward.