Growing up poor, in a small community to two very humble and hard working parents, who for one the primary language was Spanish, presented many challenges in my education. As my parents continued to raise a family of six and make ends meet they both ensured they'd take an active role in my education. They always stressed the importance of stability for their children and an education for all. But through the years, life was hard and money was scarce. They knew and understood the damaging effects from traveling from state to state to work as migrants would have on our education. But their love, support and constant promise that we would all get an education and live to make for better conditions was just around the corner. It was with this support and mindset that I appreciated what sacrifice was and so I promised my parents I would make something positive out of our hardships and family experiences. It was not until I attended a major public university that I really understood that life is hard, but if you believe and want it bad enough, you can accomplish anything. And so, it is with great pride and attention to detail that I strive to produce the best teaching tools to help students reach their fullest learning potential!
Personal Model Approach: In this method, I lead by example. I love to model and show the students how to find, use and understand new information. The idea is that the students will learn by watching and copying what the teacher does exactly as the teacher does it. With this method, the students will undoubtedly use their new earned skills to explore and build on many more experiences.
2013 Teacher of the Year Award
I attended a public university and majored in Fine Arts and Bilingual/ESL Education.
Over twenty years of teaching experience at the elementary level, middle school and high school. I'm a graphic arts specialist with a interest in researching knowledge for reading educational strategies and skills.