My name is Tania Alward and I am thrilled to be teaching 6th grade at San Clemente Christian School. I was born and raised in San Clemente and graduated from San Clemente High School. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program at Concordia University, Irvine; and I acquired a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton. I taught Public Speaking at California State University, Fullerton for 2 years before "returning home" to work at Bernice Ayer Middle School in San Clemente for the past 7 years. My ultimate goal is to help students build a powerful, positive emotional connection to learning that will help them be successful in my classroom, in school, and beyond!