High School
High School Faculty
English Department

Qianna Medellin, English Department

Qianna Medellin
What is your favorite Immaculate Heart tradition?
It is hard to choose which school tradition is my favorite, because they are all so lovely, but I would have to say Mary’s Day. Mary’s Day is such a beautiful tradition and an overall amazing day that really touches you to your core; you have to experience it to understand it.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is under any tree on the quad. During my prep period, you can find me sitting on a bench there, reading a book or doing some grading while drinking coffee. I find peace and quiet time there which always re-energizes me for my next class.
How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I have always gravitated toward teaching or coaching in some way. When I was in sixth grade, I choreographed and taught a talent show routine for my sister and her friends. (They won first prize!) When I was finishing up my senior year in college, I was asked to substitute teach a fifth grade classroom for the month of June. From there, most of my teaching opportunities just found me, and here I am — almost 20 years later! Being in a classroom and working with students has always felt like second nature to me.

Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School

5515 Franklin Avenue • Los Angeles, California 90028
phone: (323) 461-3651 • fax: (323) 462-0610
A Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.