I have taught elementary school for 8 years with the majority of my experience in teaching 3rd grade in an urban setting with a majority of bilingual students. I speak some Spanish so I am better able to communicate with the parents of my students. I have also taught for one year each in 2nd and 4th along with sub experience in grades 1st & 5th as well. Currently alongside teaching third grade I am a mentor to new teachers as well as a workshop presenter on topics including Reading Strategies, Math Interventions, Classroom Management and Technology in the Classroom. I've also worked with children from infant to 18 years in other settings including early childhood development centers, after-school programs, summer camps, at-risk youth programs, juvenile detention centers and Special Olympics.