Welcome to Career Technical Education and the Project Lead the Way Engineering Design Pathway!
In the Engineering Pathway, students experience a project-based, hands-on, globally competitive learning in a safe, student-centered environment, which will aid the students towards a career that have meaning and purpose. We embrace diversity and welcome innovation and are excited to help and see the outcomes of our students' achievement. The goal is student success for ALL!
Phone: (916) 294-2410
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Major on Electronics and Communications Master of Engineering Program Certificated Engineering Educator Certificated Introduction to Engineering Design Educator Certificated Principles of Engineering Design Educator Advisor of SkillsUSA Vista Del Lago School Chapter Advisor of Women in Technology
Mrs. Livia Castro
I am an Electrical Engineer by profession, with a B.S.Degree in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Engineering from Mapua University, and Career and Technical Education Engineering Credential from UC Berkeley.
My teaching experience includes serving as a College Associate Professor for undergraduate Engineering students for ten-years and a Professor for the graduate Engineering Program for two-years at Mapua University. In the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, I have served for ten years.
I attained my Teaching Credential Career as a Technical Educator from UC Berkeley Designated Subjects Teaching Credential Program. This summer 2021, I had an opportunity to collaborate with fellow Engineering educators all across the United States, thru the PLTW IED and POE Credential Education.
To add, my personal mission statement is to create a positive impact to my students and inspire them to get motivated to be successful in life by building my capacity as a teacher, thru authentic learning, spreading positivity, values, care, kindness, determination, and effective engagement, in order for my students to attain lifelong learning and strive to earn the qualifications in finding a job in technical field and/or pursuance of a degree in engineering.
Aside from being a teacher, my favorite career is being a Mom to my three beautiful and talented kids. For me, life is full of great and meaningful choices.
Mission / Vision of Vista Del Lago High School - https://www.fcusd.org/domain/1459
Mission / Vision of FCUSD - https://www.fcusd.org/Page/2449
To learn more about my class, please watch the following: Back to School Night Video
You may also send a note via any Google Classroom assignment.
Block 1 - Principles of Engineering
Block 2 - Prep Time
Block 3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
Block 4 - Introduction to Engineering Design