Creating a safe learning environment for students from a diverse socio-economic background. Developed Common Core curriculums for students with the emphasis in Mathematics. Single-handedly developed Algebra I pacing guide that is related to the new Common Core State Standards; creating Benchmarks Assessments for the district; developing SMART goals for each individual student. Professionally mentor new teachers and working with colleagues to help meet the needs of English Language Learners students. Taking on a leadership role as Department Chair for Mathematics.
I know that the only way my students can learn math, or any subject, is for them to feel safe in their learning environment. My math class is a place where it is safe for them to be unique, to be loved for their uniqueness, to persist through mistakes, and to have open discussions without judgment. A typical day in my classroom is not so typical because students’ learning is personalized daily. I see the class as individual students, not a group collective. Some days, students work on computers to grasp fundamental concepts; others on project-based learning; others meet with me for teaching or reteaching.
California State Teacher of the Year, County Teacher of the Year, District Teacher of the Year, School Site Teacher of the Year, Menifee 24/7 Newspaper Teacher of the Month, School Site Teacher of the Month.
Master of Arts Degree in Teaching Specialization in Technology Education, Gifted and Talented Certification, University of California, Riverside, CA. Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Subject Matters Authorization, Mathematics. Bachelor of Arts Degree, Liberal Studies: Concentration in Natural Science.
Team Lead for the Development of Mathematics Curriculum, Site Mathematics Department Chairperson, Site Instructional Round Coach, District Blended Learning Model Classroom, District Coach for Beginning Teachers.