I have taught K and 1st grade over the last 12 years. I currently teach a 3/4 ELD combo. All my experience has been with inner city, underserved and refugee students. I have experience in coordinating summer school and intercession programs. Additionally, I teach curriculum and instruction to undergraduate students for Northern Arizona University.
Every learner is unique and requires different methodologies and instructional strategies to be successful. I try to incorporate all aspects of pedagogy, methodology, and instructional repetoires into my classroom.
2011 Who's Who Among Teachers-Cambridge 2010 Honorary Doctorate from NAU 2010 Arizona Teacher of the Year 2010 Governor's Teacher Recognition 2010 Who's Who Among Teachers-Cambridge 2009 Balsz Teacher of the Week 2008 Balsz Teacher of the Week
Currently enrolled in doctoral degree program for educational administration Reading Endorsement-ASU M.A.E. 2002-NAU B.A.E. 1998-ASU
Teaching is a passion, not just a job to me. I desire for all my students to become life long learners and lovers of education and to become self-motivated and independent in their learning.