BA, Broadcast Journalism, Michigan State University
Single Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, Dominguez Hills
“Petra Mandic has been the 8th grade English Teacher and Team Leader at Environmental Charter Middle School Gardena since the 2019-20 school year. This will be Petra’s sixth year in the classroom, but first in a middle school setting. Previously, she worked as a high school teacher in the Hawthorne and Lennox areas.
Petra was drawn to ECS because of the cohesive culture, strong social justice emphasis, and of course, the environmental focus. Petra earned a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism from Michigan State University (GO SPARTANS!) and holds a single subject teaching credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She is a Midwestern transplant, however she was born in former Yugoslavia and is fluent in Serbo-Croatian. When not teaching, grading, or lesson planning, Petra is busy booking her next vacation. Aside from traveling, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, reading and hanging out with her fur babies — Lilly and Langston.