2 years - Environmental Science, Unidad Escolar Bolivia - Bolivia, South America*** 2 years - 8th Grade Science, Alta Loma Middle School, South San Francisco, CA*** 3 years - 6-9th grade science, Science Department Head, Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy, East Oakland*** 2 Years - 7-8th grade science KIPP*** Present - 5th Grade Teacher, All subjects, Redwood Day School, Oakland, CA
My teaching philosophy embraces the idea of cross curricular instruction with a focus of social justice and critical thinking. In creating a classroom that is inclusive and validates the personal histories of my diverse body of students, I generate enthusiasm and a love for learning. I teach my students about themselves and about everyone around them. I am a hands-on, fun loving, passionate teacher who believes in treating students like young professionals. I establish high expectations for my students which encourage them to explore their capabilities and hidden potentials to the fullest. I design my curriculum from an anti-biased perspective, designing lessons to reach all ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups. My diverse body of students are made to feel important when their personal stories and histories are validated and reflected in my curriculum design.
Peace Corps Bolivia Fellowship - Received a full scholarship to San Francisco University to pursue a Masters Degree in Social Justice and Multicultural Education
B.S. Geology and Environmental Science - Susquehanna University *** M.A. Social Justice and Multicultural Education
I am also a mom, lifelong student, organic gardener, health and wellness consultant, reggae enthusiast, skateboarder, capoerista, surfer, snowboarder, environmentalist, world traveler, bilingual, Latina super-shero!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Basic Operations, Graphing, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Foreign Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Anatomy, Biology, Comprehensive Sciences, Education, Foreign Languages, History, Judaic Studies, Medicine, Physiology, Political Science, Public Health, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Queer Studies, General Science, Physical Science, Basic Math, Writing