I have loved my 12 years of teaching and look forward to many more. Each school that I have taught at has had its own uniqueness, but I have learned that all students everywhere can achieve greatness with some push and help. I have worked with a multitude of special ed students, general ed, gifted, and ESL & LEP, and have created memory techniques to help students retain information. Using mnemonics, acronyms, and memorization techniques, students have had an easier time remembering important curriculum information.
I specialize in cooperative learning strategies and creating a higher level of student discourse. I love to hear my students talk and discuss history. It is amazing the debates that they can partake in with a little bit of guidance and structure.
• Teague Middle School, Aldine ISD: Teacher of the Year 2009 • Texas History Day Middle School Teacher Regional Award 2008 *Teacher of the Month August 2017 Temple Rotary Club • President Elect for Aldine Council for Social Studies 2011 • Special Events Coordinator for Texas Council for Social Studies Conference 2010 • Aldine ISD District Presenter 2007-2011 • History Fair Program School Sponsor 2006-present • TEA Grade 8 Academy Presenter for 2011-2012 school year • State Presenter at the Texas Council for Social Studies 2015-present
University of Texas-Austin
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