Teaching Experience • Over eleven years of special and regular education coordinating, supervising, mentoring, and teaching experience at the Pre K, K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels in the public, private, reformatory, and non-profit setting, • Experienced in writing, interpreting, and implementing grants, • Ability to plan, facilitate, present, and follow-up for professional development, • Ability to communicate effectively, listen, motivate, and direct to build stronger/positive relationships, • An abundance of team management and team building experience, • Extensive professional development experience in the areas of regular education, special education, curriculum and instruction, and leadership, • Excellent grasp of special education laws and regulations, • Experienced in research and analysis, • Commitment to the field of education and student advocacy, • Extensive training in multi media content delivery, and • Experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and situations.
The purpose of education is to inspire students to discover their talents and through these talents help students contribute to humankind. As an educator my role is to help students find their unique gift(s) through self-discovery, to empower them to be innovative, progressive, and revolutionary in their thought, and to motivate them to be global activists. Students learn best when they are able to listen, see, and experience education through exposure, modeling, and application. I dedicate myself to improving the lives of those I serve by maintaining the highest level of professional integrity and honesty. I commit to establishing a climate of success that encompasses the various experiences of all learners by working to develop highly qualified individuals. I respond to my changing environment of demographic and economic diversity by establishing and preserving partnerships with the community to support growth and progress. This is achieved and maintained by fostering relationships that encourage spiritual, individual, and professional growth. I reach all learners by remaining committed to the diverse populations I serve; from pre-k to graduate, regular education to special education, and all families represented in my community. My community extends from the family in my home to my global family and includes my neighborhood, school, church, city, state, country, continent, hemisphere, and world. Because my commitment is to impact the community, I assist all learners evolve into leaders. It is my obligation to inspire students and no adjustment or sacrifice is too great. My goal is to empower all learners. I accomplish this by helping them identify the skills and abilities that are within and enabling them to effectively apply those skills to other academic settings and situations, thereby increasing independence, self-sufficiency.
University of La Verne, Ed. D. - HIgh Honors California State University, San Bernardino, M.A. - HIgh Honors California State University, San Bernardino, B.A. - HIgh Honors San Bernardino Valley College, A.A. - HIgh Honors
2010 – University of La Verne, Ed. D. Organizational Leadership 2007 - Teaching Certification, NY, Education Specialist (1 - 6th grade) 2007 - Teaching Certification, NY Education Specialist (5 -9th grade) 2005 - CPR - American Red Cross, Adult, Infant, and Child CPR 2004 - M.A. - California State University, San Bernardino, Education (Special Education Option) 2004 - CPI - San Bernardino City Unified School District Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. Certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention 2003 - California State University, San Bernardino, Teaching Credential, Education Specialist 2001 - B.A. - California State University, San Bernardino, Sociology 2001 - A.A. - San Bernardino Valley College, Liberal Studies
Service and Partnerships College and University Service • Published Writer- Empowered for Success: the Student's Guide to Academic Excellence • California State University, San Bernardino, Department of Special Education (Alumni Association) • University of La Verne, Organizational Leadership Department (Alumni Association) Community Partnerships • Southern California Chapter of Women Encouraging Women (Member) • Jack and Jill of America, Syracuse, New York Chapter Professional Service • NYSUT, New York State, United Teachers (Member) • California Teacher Association “CTA” (Member) • Los Angeles Chapter College Bound Saturday School Program (Educator) • American Sociological Association (Member) • California Faculty Association “CFA” (Member) • Modeling On-Site Discipline for Effective Learning “MODEL Team” San Bernardino City Unified School District. Arrowview Middle School (Program Coordinator) • California State University , San Bernardino, (Alumni) • San Bernardino Valley College (Alumni) • Freshmen Girl’s Basketball Team 2004, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Cajon High School (Coach) • Junior Varsity Girl’s Basketball Team 2005, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Cajon High School (Coach) • Middle School Girl’s Basketball Team 2006, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Cesar E. Chavez Middle School (Coach) • Homework Support Program, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Arrowview Middle School (Program Coordinator). • Renaissance Program “Academic Improvement Project 2003-2004”, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Arrowview Middle School (Program Coordinator) • Rialto Unified School District’s “Cheerleading Competition, 2004”, Rialto High School (Judge)
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Special Education, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, For Administrators, Vocational Education