I was originally trained as a high school English and Foreign Language teacher. After 5 years, I became certified in Gifted and Talented and then taught 3-12 Gifted students for several years in reading, math and science. I love teaching and have worked with many wonderful students over the years. I have also taught adult classes in literacy and worked with student teachers.
I prefer a student-centered classroom where students are highly engaged in learning. I use group work, simulations, technology and centers to expand individualized learning for all students.
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I come from a working class family. My father was a construction worker and my mother was a receptionist. My family believed that education was the key to being successful in life. I was always told that I could be whatever I wanted to be and that the key to life was leaving a lasting legacy by helping others reach their potential.
I love to travel and play with my 2 yorkies.