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Ms. Khaeryst Estrella » About


Teaching since: 2020


Teaching at AHS since: 2023


Department: Ethics & English



B.A. English - University of California, Los Angeles

M.A. Urban Education - Loyola Marymount University


Recent trainings/professional development:

Differentiated Instruction

Inquiry Based Learning


Professional organizations memberships:

PLACE (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education)



Ms. Estrella has a deep love for the Catholic Church and desires to serve God in all the areas of her life. She has completed the Parish Minister Formation Program (PMFP) with the Diocese of San Bernardino and has received a certification for Youth Ministry from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). She is passionate about literary analysis, English language & composition, sacramental graces, and the Real Presence of the Eucharist. Ms. Estrella has a great admiration for the lives of the saints and is motivated by their example as followers of Christ. As an educator, she aims to incorporate best practices, culturally responsive teaching, and cross-curricular methods in her classroom. When she is not at school, you can find her prayer journaling, doing calligraphy, training at the gym, enjoying quality cinema, and spending time with her beloved family and friends.