I am a Teach For America alumn with 5 years of experience, primarily in Bilingual Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms. I take joy in serving economically disadvantaged, minority, and/or immigrant students in Houston, TX. I have also found it incredibly rewarding to work with incoming TFA Corps Members and new teachers, serving as a mentor through Teach For America and the Knowledge is Power Program.
Varied. Like all good teachers, I love to use visuals, realia, chants/songs, total physical response (movement), and tactile kinesthetic opportunities for learning. I also love technology!
I was nominated for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award as well as Bilingual Educator of the Year. Although I received the highest number of votes for the latter, I was ineligible for the award for only being in my 2nd year of teaching at the time. Darn.
BBA from University of Georgia and Teaching Certification from University of St. Thomas
Originally from Savannah, GA, I attended high school at Savannah Arts Academy. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration. My intentions were set on consulting and entrepreneurship until Teach For America visited my business fraternity for an information session. I was brought to tears and embarassed that night by what I learned about the state education in our country, and the achievement gap that existed between economically disadvantaged students and their more affluent peers. Though in final round interviews with consulting firms, I instead took on the 2 year commitment to Teach For America and have now been in education for 4 years and counting! I cannot imagine having made any other decision.