Degrees and Certifications:
Cabrillo College AA in Liberal Arts 2006 CSUS BA in English 2008 CSUS Teaching Credential 2010
Ms. Crystal Buskirk
After graduating from Roseville High School, Crystal Buskirk journeyed to the state of Hawai'i to explore the degree of International Business. During her time on Oah'u, she met people from many different cultures and backgrounds. Her experiences in Hawai'i started her love of learning about different cultures and people. She continued her education living in Aptos, California attending Cabrillo College. While she loved the aspect of business and grew up in the background of construction, her love of working with and guiding teenagers returned her to the study of education. Wanting to support her community she grew up in, she returned to Sacramento State University with graduating in 2008 with a BA in English, which was followed by earning her teaching credential in 2010.
During her time in RJUHSD, she has taught Cp English 9, 10, 11 and 12 at four of the five comprehensive high schools, as well has taught ELD 1, 2 and 3. Ms. Buskirk highly values experiences that shape and empower youth to develop their own voice and comprehension of the world they live in. Shaping leaders and empowering youth is embedded in her teaching philosophy, which is guided through curriculm development and instructional practices in the classroom.
"Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation." - Angela Carter