I have taught elementary school for 8 years with the majority of my experience in teaching 3rd grade in an urban setting with a majority of bilingual students. I speak some Spanish so I am better able to communicate with the parents of my students. I have also taught for one year each in 2nd and 4th along with sub experience in grades 1st & 5th as well. Currently alongside teaching third grade I am a mentor to new teachers as well as a workshop presenter on topics including Reading Strategies, Math Interventions, Classroom Management and Technology in the Classroom. I've also worked with children from infant to 18 years in other settings including early childhood development centers, after-school programs, summer camps, at-risk youth programs, juvenile detention centers and Special Olympics.
Silly and Encouraging! I can't or giving up is not an option in my classroom.
Founding Teacher at NEW Academy
BA in Psychology; BA in Human Development: Child Emphasis; Nursery School Administration; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Emphasis in Culture and Language Acquisition; and course work towards a Masters in School Counseling.
I enjoy spending time with my family and my hobbies include travel, reading, cooking, swimming, biking, skiing, and hiking.