• 30 year background in teaching AP English, Honors English, and ESL at high school and community college • UCSD instructor for English Language Institute teaching Graduate international students. • English Learner Lead teacher at La Costa Canyon High School • COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR: 1994-2000, Palomar College, San Marcos, CATaught Reading in the Academic ESL program • Taught Level 6 ESL writing credit course
First of all, I am a results oriented instructor. I do not like just going through the motions. It is important to me that each and every student make progress according to his ability. Secondly, I love working with students and find value in the connections we make as instructor and student. Lastly, I can push the students to excel. I have experience with helping English Learners to succeed in AP English classes. I have taught rhetoric in AP Language and close reading in AP Literature—both are essential skills for English Learners. I am a proponent of using drama activities with English Learners. Not only do the students receive pronounciation practice for an authentic reason, but repetition is built into the rehearsal time. I also like dramatizing the reading assignment when possible through Readers Theater or impromtu dialogues.
1. Mentor Teacher for 2 years specializing in Drama Activities. 2. Chairman of the Committee for WASC accreditation for ELD Program 3. Fellow at the San Diego Area Writing Project. 4. Nominated for Teacher of the Year at La Costa Canyon High School 5. Presenter at the CATE, CABE and CATESOL conferences both statewide and regional 6. Presenter for the International TESOL conferences in Long Beach, Chicago, and Orlando 7. AP Reader for AP Language in 2008 in Daytona, Florida 8. Author of English Journal and California English articles 9. Co-author of the Spotlight Series of Plays published by McGraw-Hill and Cool Classics published by TellTale Productions
MASTERS IN TESOL, United States International University, 1991 B.A., Psychology and English, La Universidad de Las Americas PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION Lifetime Secondary Teaching Credential: ESL, English, Psychology, and Spanish Bilingual Certificate of Competency: Spanish
I was born in Mexico City to American parents who were working there. I did not live there long, but I have always been attracted to working with English Learners and particularly Latin American students. I love bringing rigor and creativity to my lessons with English Learners.