At Grindstone Higher Education we are in the business of elevated thinking and sharper minds. Over 10 years of experience teaching in traditional brick and mortar classrooms as well as virtual learning environments. Highly qualified teacher professionally certified in the state of Florida in ESOL, English language arts and middle grades integrated. Taught students of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. I, myself am trilingual (English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole). Former director of education and director of professional development for a educational mobile learning tech company. Independent contractor for Creole interpreting and translation.
Student-Centered. By nature I am a facilitator and delegator passionate about small group/collaborative learning and Kagan Structures. I am a strong believer in "bringing the outside in", that is to say, students are invited to share their real-life experiences and perspectives to make personal connections with the subject matter and their peers. I have found that engagement of this type is not only effective, but critical in high school and adult learning settings.
Graduated with honors from the University of Bath (UK). University of South Florida Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee. 2x NCAA Division I All-American Athlete.
Ed.D. Higher Education and Adult Learning (dissertation on interconnectedness of parent involvement and adult learning in secondary schools) Masters- Education Leadership Masters- Education with specialization in ESOL Earned a bachelor's in Spanish from the Univ. of South Florida and a graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Extensive sports coaching experience, specializing in track and field. Self proclaimed lifelong learner.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, EFL - ESL - ELD, Educational Administration & Policy, ELA Test Prep, Professional Development, Character Education, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Close Reading