I am a Teach For America alumn with 11 years of experience. I've taught Bilingual Kinder, as well as 1st and 2nd Grades, before becoming a Literacy Interventionist, Instructional Coach, Blended Learning Coordinator and ultimately a Dean. I take joy in serving economically disadvantaged, minority and/or immigrant students in Houston, TX. I love making life easier for teachers.
Varied. Like all good teachers, I love to use visuals, realia, chants/songs, total physical response (movement), and tactile kinesthetic opportunities for learning. I also love technology!
I was nominated for the Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award as well as Bilingual Educator of the Year.
BBA from University of Georgia and Teaching Certification from University of St. Thomas
Originally from Savannah, GA, I attended high school at Savannah Arts Academy. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration. My intentions were set on consulting and entrepreneurship until Teach For America visited my business fraternity for an information session. I was brought to tears and embarrassed that night by what I learned about the state education in our country, and the achievement gap that existed between economically disadvantaged students and their more affluent peers. Though in final round interviews with consulting firms, I instead took on the 2 year commitment to Teach For America and have now been in education for 11 years and counting! I cannot imagine having made any other decision.