Ms. Kieana Curtiss is a Long Beach native with a great passion for teaching and creative writing. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Cal State Dominguez Hills and will be completing her M.A. in Special Education in the spring of 2021. Ms. Curtiss is entering her second year at New West as the 11th-12th Resource Teacher, and her fourth year in the profession.
Prior to arriving at New West, Ms. Curtiss taught kindergarten and 1st grade. Before deciding to pursue her teaching degree, Ms. Curtiss worked as a hotel manager in Las Vegas and studied Hospitality and Tourism at UNLV.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, wine tasting, writing, and spending time with her son. Ms. Curtiss is currently writing a novel and hopes to be a published author one day.