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!