I am a 2nd year, 2nd grade special education teacher in a Cooperative Team Teaching classroom. My school is located in the South Bronx and I am thoroughly in love with this profession, as hard as it is.
I am still developing my teaching style, and I hope it will always be improving, but there are some things I hope will never change. I believe in building a relationship with the students first, but more than that, I want them to be able to feel that I truly love them. I have very high expectations of the children, but I have equally high expectations for myself in providing the support for them to reach those goals. One idea that has stayed with me from my own learning is that of "zones of proximal development." This idea that children are able to reach a certain point of learning before things become too hard for them to understand is easily forgotten in my practice, so I hope to continue to develop a better sensitivity to children's capabilities. Lastly, I hope I never lose the love of learning I personally have. I get excited to teach anything and everything because I love to learn about everything and anything. I hope to foster that love in my students as well. It has made my life experiences so much richer, and I wish the same for them.
"Best Teacher" from my students <3
I graduated from SUNY Binghamton for undergrad and went on to graduate from Teachers College of Columbia for graduate school. I majored in Human Development for undergrad and in Elementary Inclusive Education for graduate school.
I am a 2nd generation Korean-American. I have studied French for 7 years, and have managed to maintain half the information learned. I am a middle child, with an older sister and a younger brother, along with two cats (one of which belongs to my sister). I LOVE making posters and charts, along with any other arts and crafts activities.