Local Murrieta teacher helps build a miniature golf course for Shop Class on Disney Plus

The Shop Class Episode 2 Team was made up of one teacher and two students who had never met before: Marco Perez (Left), Kimberly Kocaya and Daron Yacoubian (right). Valley News/Courtesy photo
Local teacher Kimberly Kocaya was selected to take part in one of Disney’s new shows on the popular streaming service Disney Plus.Shop Class is a new hands-on building experience in which children are brought together under the guidance of local teachers, an Imagineer and designer to compete. The show has six episodes, and each episode has three teams which are made up of two children that are put together with a shop class teacher.“I grew up in the boat shop,” Kocaya said. “I was born there I think, so I was always changing the oil, and also I would build boats and I would take them to the boat races, put a fishing line on the end and run up and down the beach.“That’s the first thing I think I ever really built,” she said, laughing.Kocaya said she first heard
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