I have been teaching Kindergarten for 10 years. Nine of those years, I have been teaching ELL's - Spanish Language Arts.
My beliefs about teaching are demonstrated in my personal teaching style, through the development of teacher-made bilingual centers/activities.
Statewide Teacher Finalist in the HEB Excellence in Education, 2012 My classroom was featured in the Quirkles Newsletter May 2012, Selected to Aplauso! Cheers from your peers Teacher’s Appreciation Program, Guest Speaker as an Educator for the Hispanic Heritage Month event sponsored by Customs and Border Protection, Semi-Finalist in the HEB Excellence in Education, 2011, 2010 Appointed Teacher Mentor, Served as classroom & teacher model hosting visiting educators from various UISD campuses
Bachelor of Arts, 2003 Major: Sociology Minor: Geography Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas CERTIFICATION Bilingual Generalist-Spanish (Grades EC-4) Texas Educator Certificate
Presenter at United Independent School District’s Elementary Staff Development, Texas A & M Student-Teacher Mentor (Block II & III) Served as UISD Scope & Sequence Reviewer, Served on Kindergarten Report Card Committee, Created & presented Power point on Effective Classroom Centers for campus staff development, Created Power point presentation on Effective Classroom Centers & Student Engagement for Fluency & Math for district wide Kindergarten Summer School Professional Development, Created Spanish Language Arts materials for Kindergarten Teachers for Summer School Extended Program, Created Power point presentation for Reading First & TEA as a classroom model of effective early literacy instruction in Spanish, Presented to UISD Reading Interventionists, Team Leader, Reading First Strategic Leadership Meeting, SBDM Committee,