Cynthia L. Blanco

Master of Arts in Teaching

Cynthia L. Blanco


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, High School Education


Health, Physical Education

Teaching Strengths

  • K-12 PE endorsement; Middle/High health
  • Classroom management
  • Planning and organization
  • Collaborative team player
  • Differentiated instruction (teaching diverse students and abilities)
  • Flexible, positive attitude
  • Successful and warm learning environment
  • Student directed activities


  • Western Oregon University, BS (physical education, minor in health)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

Impact of direct instruction versus indirect instruction in a Physical Education classroom


Student Teaching

  • Sprague High School, Salem, Ore., PE and health


  • Auburn Elementary School, Salem, Ore., physical education

Other Classroom / Youth Experience

  • Special education (one-on-one), Salem-Keizer School District
  • Instructional assistant, Salem-Keizer School District


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Amy Cordiner, Sprague High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jan Florip, Auburn Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisor