Ms. Goldstein comes to Mill Creek with a zest for teaching young minds. Having been raised in the Fremont Unified School District system, she understands the excellence that this community prides itself with through their academic excellences. Attending Ithaca College in New York upon graduating high school, she proudly carries a double major in English and Drama, both receiving Magna Cum Laude graduation status. Finding that her passion for literature and drama could not be denied, she continued her graduate studies in earning a Masters in Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies from the ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University. Ms. Goldstein has worked at numerous theaters worldwide, including the Smith Center for Performing Arts, the American Repertory Theater, and the Moscow Art Theatre School. With her strong theater background, Ms. Goldstein utilizes the performing arts to strengthen students’ content skills and engagement with English Language Arts.
Her academic studies did not stop after receiving her Masters degree. She continued to pursue her love for teaching by earning a teaching credential and Masters in Arts in Education from UC Davis. Currently, Ms. Goldstein teaches English at the Sophomore level 10A while also anchoring the Drama courses at Mission San Jose High School. Some of her favorite plays are M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang, Polaroid Stories by Naiomi Iizuka, and The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. However, her favorite book of all time is The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
In her free time, Ms. Goldstein enjoys running, gardening, and making preserves. She is excited to join the talented team at Mill Creek Academy and eagerly awaits to share her passion for English with interested students.