11+ years of experience as a grade school teacher in both urban and suburban communities. Taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade. Hold endorsements in ESL, Spanish, Middle School, and as a Reading Specialist. 8+ years of experience as a foreign language teacher at Language Stars working with children 8 months to 8 years old. Currently, working as a Kindergarten/First grade Biliteracy Teacher in Downers Grove, and as a TPT author and owner of Cindy's Bilingual Box.
My teaching style is student centric, trying to honor each student's social and emotional needs. Academically, I enjoy integrating my lessons, keeping up with educational best practices and designing resources that are used daily in my classroom. Being a teacher means being committed to a life of learning and the certainty that our work may shape our young and precious minds.
Those Who Excel Outstanding Early Educator Award 2012 NEA SCORE Grant 2013-2014
Northeastern Illinois University B.A. Bilingual Bicultural Elementary Education Linguistics Concordia University M.A. Reading
My wonderful husband and I have a fun-loving toddler, a stepdaughter, and a dog named Zoey. My passions are my faith, my children, my family and being a teacher. You can follow me on: Cindy's Bilingual Box on Pinterest or Cindy's Bilingual Box on Facebook. Follow my blog Cindy's Bilingual Box Blog
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, School Psychology, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics