Amneris Gonzalez was born in Nicaragua then moved to Torrance, California when she was 9 years old. She went through at least three changes in majors and schools and finally graduated with a BS in Applied Mathematics from CSUDH. She received her first MA in Multicultural Education from CSUDH and her second MA in School Administration from LMU. She was short four classes due to LAUSD scheduling/working at Beaudry and wasn’t able to complete her third MA in Curriculum and Instruction from CSULB. She loves to travel (has visited numerous countries in Europe) but she works too much! She enjoys the opera (Amneris is a character from Aida- Giuseppe Verdi), soccer, hockey, and baseball. She will be starting her 17th year in education.