Juan Diego Montemayor Teacher Special Education (323) 340-3500 Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Without a struggle, there can be no progress. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. Educational Philosophy: Know thy self. What I value most about ERHS: What I value most about ERHS is every student on campus and all the wonderful teachers, assistants, counselors, parents, and administrators who work hard to make Eagle Rock the great school it is. About Me: Educational Resource Specialist Teacher within the Special Education Department. Case manager to specific Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High and Magnet students who have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). I provide direct academic support to IEP students and collaborate with teachers as they accommodate these students in the classroom.