G I F T E D T E AC H E R / L E A D Osceola County Schools (2011-Present) • Administer/lead workshops on new classroom strategies • Organize/facilitate mentorship program for new teachers • Provide daily communication with parents • Maintain daily/weekly logs, in-depth portfolios and assessments of each student • Create hand-on activities that promotes a fun learning environment • Utilize variety of techniques to ensure safe environment • Conduct activities/events involving parents to increase family interaction
I started my career at an IB school which is geared towards student inquiry and student centered learning. This teaching style has followed me throughout my years and even as I have moved on to a new school. I also love to incorporate the arts, debates, and hands on activities on a weekly basis. I try to incorporate all learning styles into my instruction- realizing there are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. But beware, I am not a teacher that provides answers, only further questions. Students need to learn how to become independent, think for themselves, and gain answers on their own through research or experimentation.
ESOL ENDORSED READING ENDORSED GIFTED ENDORSED (in progress) ESE Certification
Master's Degree in Education University of Central Florida (2011) Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising and Product Development Florida State University (2006) Minor in Business and Administration Florida State University (2005)
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Reading Strategies, Close Reading, Classroom Community