Mrs. Cena-Nguyen's Page

I'm proud to be part of the Faculty at Marshall Middle School. I am a Cal State San Marcos Alum where I earned my teaching credential. I've taught at Monroe Clark Middle School (1997-1998) and Pershing Middle School (2002-2007) in the San Diego Unified School District. During 1998 to 2001, my family lived in Hawaii and I taught at Ewa Beach Elementary and Waipahu Elementary on the beautiful island of Oahu. Of course, as a native San Diegan, I had to come home. San Diego is my paradise.
I'm married and I have three children, ages 24, 19 and 7. I also have one granddaughter.  My two older children have been through Dingeman/Jerabek/EBS and Marshall Middle and Scripps Ranch High School. I have a black Lab mix, named Appa. If you watch The Last Airbender on Nick you know who Appa is. My family is a big fan of The Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra.  My family also enjoys Naruto-which we just finished (hundreds and hundreds of episodes to watch).  Boruto is our current anime. 
I love my family, my job and my students. I also enjoy cooking, the music of The Cure and The Smiths, sewing, drawing, and journaling.  Watering plants and writing in my journal are relaxing activities for me.  Might I add that I am a pro at Just Dance 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Dance Central?  I'm currently into Rock Band 4. I have a fixation on all things Hello Kitty and the 80's. Vans and Doc Martens are still my favorite shoes to wear since my middle school days. But most of all, I love a good laugh! Isn't that the most important thing in life?

Q:  Do you have a website?
A:  No. But I do have a Learning Management System. I am using Schoology, not Canvas.  Please interact with your classmates and I there. Thank you! I will help you set up your account.

Q:  Will you post homework here?
A:  No. I post homework at school and online though the LMS; therefore, you won't receive automatic updates from this site.  But you may elect to have notifications through the LMS. You will still use your planner. I will post basic information for the first two weeks of school which will redirect you to use Schoology.