I attended Eckerd College and earned my BA in Communications. Later, I earned my teaching degree through a graduate program at Texas State University. I completed my student teaching in Austin, Texas, where I continued to work as a paraprofessional in the same classroom for the remainder of the year. I moved to central Florida and obtained a job in 6th grade ancient history in a Title 1 School, where I taught for 4 years. I now teach 7th grade Language Arts.
I like movement, action, and noise! I allow my students organized discussion throughout my teaching with lots of movement, partnering up with different personalities and hands-on learning. I allow music to help coordinate different elements of the lesson and engage in cheesy cheers, which the kids come to love! We are always expressing ourselves, allowing multiple opportunities for our true personalities to show. This contributes to a safe learning environment, where all personalities are respected and expected to shine!
BA in communications M Ed in Elementary Education Currently seeking Master's in History Certifications: Elementary Education Middle Grades 4-8 all subject areas Middle Grades Language Arts
I love to travel, explore, and embark on adventures! I'm a runner and love the outdoors and hope my active enthusiasm is contagious! My love for my area of expertise is evident in my travel destinations, and my students love indulging in those experiences with me! I hope to inspire my students to learn about this great earth we live on and indulge its rich history. Check out my blog: http://deriverosdoozies.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text