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El Camino Real Charter High School


Camille King: Science and Medical Field Pathway Instructor


Hello Parents and Students,

My name is Camille King. I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology from UCLA and a Masters of Education from National University. I am the science teacher for the Independent Studies Program. I have a passion for science as well as running. I am currently one of the cross country and track coaches with about 6 years of coaching experience.


Fun facts about me:

During my off days, I am an EMT in a hospital emergency room

I can make balloon animals and hats

I have a Sports Nutrition Certification


I am looking forward to showing my students the medical careers pathway and I will provide them with options on how to pursue a career in all of the medical career fields. I look forward to inspiring my students to take an interest in the subjects I teach. 

Haley Smith: Social Studies and Education Pathway Instructor


Hello Parents and Students,

My name is Haley Smith and my educational background is in History/Social Science and I received my Bachelor of Arts from California State University Northridge (CSUN). I returned to CSUN to earn my teaching credential in 2015. I have been teaching in the Independent Studies program at El Camino Real Charter High School since 2015 and I have a passion for history as well as women and gender studies. I have previously coached high school girls volleyball and softball, and I currently play on a co-ed recreational softball team.


Some interesting facts about myself are that I was on the billiards team in college, I am currently learning French, and I am pursuing my Master of Arts in Humanities at CSUN. 

Gail Nettels: ISP Coordinator, English Teacher and Writing Expert


I have been teaching English in the United States and abroad for over thirty-four years. I am the recipient of the Walk of Hearts Award, the Rotary Club Excellence in Teaching Award, the CSUN Teacher of the Year Award, and have earned an advanced credential from the National Board of Certified Teachers. I enjoy, and have had experience, working with all types of learners-from gifted to reluctant, from English as a Second Language to native speaker of English. I offer a student-centered approach to all lessons and find that working in small groups and holding one on one writing conferences are the most effective ways to teach writing and reading comprehension. Creative writing classes, spoken word performances, Socratic Seminars, and literary analysis through critical thought are areas that will be explored in all English classes at the College and Career Independent Studies Program at El Camino's North Campus. I look forward to meeting and working with you in the near future.

Romy Taylor: Mathematics


Dear prospective Independent Studies students & parents,

My name is Romy Taylor and I'm the teacher for all of the Independent Studies mathematics classes (plus a few electives). I have my bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and have a Math Education master's degree from UCLA, whose program emphasizes conceptual, hands-on, and meaningful math. I specialize in helping students adopt a "growth mindset".