Elementary School Teacher 2001- Present English Language Development Teacher 2011-2012
I am a collaborative educator with a solid work ethic and enthusiasm to keep students engaged. I quickly assimilate newly adopted curricula and technology, and I strive to make lessons relevant to students. I also believe in seeking out opportunities to attend educational conferences and professional development to improve my teaching practice. I have a special place in my heart for students who are English Language Learners. I constantly keep in mind that each student is an individual, with different life experiences and prior knowledge...and that there is not a level playing field.
~Nominated and elected to serve as Social Committee Chair for 2010, 2012, and 2013 ~Presented with an English Language Multicultural Advisory Committee award (2011) ~Educational grant recipient of a multi-grade Japanese Business Association Grant (2011) ~Awarded the Honorary Service Award as a first grade teacher (2010) ~Recipient of BP’s A+ for Energy Grants (2006) -Recipient of an Exxon Mobil Grant in 2003
~Masters in Education: Curriculum and Instruction ~Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a emphasis in Multicultural Education
I decided to become an educator because I wanted to be a positive influence in the lives of others. In teaching, communication is key...not only with the students, but with parents, coworkers, and administrators. Though difficult at times, teaching is more rewarding than I can ever express in words.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Vocal Music, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community