I have had teaching experience in Los Angeles County and in Orange County, CA. I also have cooperating teaching experience in Santa Barbara and the American Embassy International School in India. I have taught Grades K, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 as well as having pre-professional student teaching experience with Grades 1 and 4. As many other teachers discover, I rapidly realized that I needed to create supplemental curriculum that would meet the needs of ALL my students -- I have taught in a general education setting with students that have been identified as Gifted, English Language Learners, Autistic, as well as students who are various types of learners (mostly visual and kinesthetic).
In addition to trying to reach the needs of ALL my students, I also try to help my students appreciate each other's diversity and incorporate multicultural education as well. This stems from my experiences of living overseas for most of my life and traveling to over 20 countries.
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I have a Masters in Education focused on strategies to increase Reading Comprehension as well as a Multiple-Subject teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). I also have a Bachelors degree in English and Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
I have served as a GATE coordinator and Language Arts Department Chair. When I was a student-teacher, I helped establish a Family Literacy Program at a school in Santa Barbara. I also have created a blog with ideas and resources for teachers called Get to the Resource. This can be reached at http://get2theresource.blogspot.com/