In my 8 years experience, I have taught 2nd, 5th, 6th, Reading Intervention (k-5), been an Instructional Coach, and mentor to pre-service teachers. As a firm believer that all students deserve a top-notch education, I have always chosen to teach in Title I schools. My students have been diverse in race, socioeconomic status, and cognitive ability. I have taught in southern California (Long Beach, Compton, and South Gate), Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas,Texas. I have recently been promoted to the ultimate teacher...a mom! I am now staying home with my son, Jackson (born 1/11/15), and teaching him how to be successful in this world!
I am loud and energetic and I would like to think I am creative too. My style of teaching stems from the idea that I need to know my students and their families extremely well in order to push them to their full potential and to know where they are coming from. I think learning should be fun, so I enjoy creating educational games.
Nominated for the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2015 before having my baby boy.
BA Liberal Studies from San Diego State University, 2005 MA in Teaching from Chapman University, 2007 Hold teaching credentials from California, Arizona, and Texas.
Lead Teacher, Intervention Specialist, Private Tutor, Professional, Development Presenter, Mentor to pre-service and experienced teachers, Curriculum Developer, Blogger at Hookster's Ideas
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, General Science, Cooking, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading