26 years teaching in California
Extensive experience at primary, intermediate, and high school levels
I have taught history for the past ten years but before that, I taught Spanish at both high school and college levels. I'm also licensed to teach science and elementary school.
I believe in immersing students in a content-rich experience and in engaging them in fun activities. The most learning often occurs when they don't even know they are learning -- they are just having fun with well designed activities and games!
U.C. San Diego Distinguished Teacher Award
Voted "Most Honorable" by student body at the high school where I currently teach.
Certified Smart Board trainer; Apple Technology Guru; Mentor Teacher
Credentialed in several elementary and secondary subjects
Language Development Specialist -- ESL/ELD credential
B.A. in Literature, emphasis: Spanish literature, University of California, 1988
M.A. in Humanities, emphasis: history, California State University, 1999
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, California State University, 1990
Single Subject History and English Credentials earned by examination; Additional Authorization in Science earned through coursework, 1995-2005
Look here for ideas and commentary on the art of teaching social studies!
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English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, History, British History, Geography, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Business, Economics , Word Problems, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History