Ms. Westendorf is excited to join the Equitas team to ensure the mission of creating a community of college bound scholars. She firmly believes that with the right support, every scholar has what it takes to be a successful college graduate. Ms. Westendorf will be teaching 6th grade reading and composition through fictional text. She graduated college from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Education. From there, she taught 3rd and 4th grade at a charter school on the city's east side for four years. After making the decision to leave Michigan, Ms. Westendorf taught English Language Arts at a small private school in Los Feliz, California. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Westendorf loves to spend time outdoors with nature and try new foods.