For the past fifteen years, I have worked with students from kindergarten through grade five. I have experience teaching ELL students, children from lower socio-economic backgrounds, native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and in a dual-immersion program.
I teach core curriculum in the content area using thematic units. I incorporate a great deal of technology into my lessons. My students weave their learning of vocabulary, concepts, and content between their Spanish and English classrooms.
Kappa Delta Pi, Technology Mentor, Smartboard Trainer
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Certified in Spanish Masters Degree in Educational Leadership Administrative Certification Director of Curriculum and Instruction Certification Bilingual Certification ELL Certification Online Teaching Certificate
I have served in many leadership roles. At the district level, I served as the chairperson for the first grade teachers in the district. I also served for several years as the Chair of the Dual Language Program. I’ve presenting at the annual convention of the WI chapter of CABE and the Institute for Culture and Learning in Oshkosh. My present position as Bilingual Resource Teacher has allowed me to be a mentor for many of our newer educators. In this position, I model best practice lessons in the classrooms. I help teachers develop thematic units that allow them to educate using content-based methods. Much of the work I do in their classrooms involve bridging the students knowledge and vocabulary from one language to another. Graphics thanks to - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teaching-Super-Power
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Science, Foreign Language, Spanish, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core