I have 10 years of sheltered English instruction experience teaching at a Title I school in Texas.
I encourage active learning and conversation in the classroom. I use interactive notebooks to teach organizational skills and note taking. I use lots of pictures and sentence stems to increase language acquisition. I love using technology when appropriate to enhance student learning.
Two time teacher of the year nominee.
B.A. in English Language Arts from the University of North Texas, Summa Cum Laude
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I come from a family of educators (father, grandfather). I am married to my high school sweetheart, Clif, and we have two boys, Colt and Cody. I love learning and experimenting with language, hanging out with my kiddos, and going to the movies.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Close Reading