I became a teacher in 2007 through Teach for America. I've taught in the Los Angeles area since then, although I did dabble my toes in an out-of-classroom position for a short while. However, my great love is teaching and I belong in the classroom! I love teaching middle school students, and have taught all different combinations of subject areas with a Multiple Subjects teaching credential. I'm currently a 6th Grade English Language Arts and Social Science teacher in Redondo Beach Unified School District.
My educational philosophy is deeply rooted in constructivism. My students learn through active experience, investigation, and inquiry. I infuse social justice into the curriculum whenever possible.
Rookie Of the Year- Adams Middle School
I always looked forward to the first day of school! I agonized over picking out school supplies, and played 'Teacher' with my younger sisters (who always told me I took it way to seriously!). I had phenomenal teachers growing up, and was lucky enough to receive an excellent education.
I love to read, run, and watch college football!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Informational Text, Close Reading