I have been working as an educator for the last 16 years. I am currently a 4th grade teacher at Burton Elementary School. During my career, I have taught grades k-6.
My focus is.....teaching beyond the test!! I have found that many students have become very skilled at taking tests, but are unable to think independantly beyond that....I am to make sure that students leaving my class can!! I am pretty straight forward in the classroom. I enjoy taking the old and making it new. I achieve this through creating or tweaking materials to meet my student's needs.
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I attended Concordia University in Irvine, California and earned my BA. I then moved on to Chapman University in Orange, California for my teaching credential. I have also earned my Masters and credential in Education/Administration from La Verne.
I have had the opportunity to work as a k-6 teacher, literacy coordinator (ELA/ELD materials & assessments), science specialist and professional development provider (reading/writing), Data Team Lead.