State of Florida Professional Certification for K-6 valid through June 30, 2014 HRS 20 hour Certificate HRS 10 hour Certificate Teacher- Miami Dade County Public Schools Center Director- Sylvan Learning Centers Owner- Jungle Jimbo's (an indoor toddler playground) and the list goes on...
I believe everyone is capable of learning. It is simply a matter of finding the technique that works best for them. Thus utilizing a wide array of strategies in all areas from direct instruction, creative thinking, to independent and collaborative projects etc. I feel kids learn best when they are actively involved in their own learning.
Award of Academic Merit. University of Miami: Spring 1997 Provost’s Honor Roll. University of Miami: Spring 1996, Spring 1995, Fall 1994, Fall 1993 Dean’s List. University of Miami: Spring 1996, Spring 1995, Fall 1994, Fall 1993 President’s Honor Roll. University of Miami: Spring 1995
M.S. Ed. University of Miami. Miami, FL Department of Education Degree Received: May 1997 B.A. University of Miami, Miami, FL Major: Psychology Minor: Elementary Education Degree Received: May 1996
I am the proud mother of 3 boys and have been married for 12 years. As a teacher I got to touch the lives of students through education. As a Center Director for Sylvan I was able to work closely with parents and students on specific issues and as owner of Jungle Jimbo’s I was able to share in the development of infants and toddlers not yet ready for formal schooling. Over the years I have written several children's books, a few of which I have self published to make them accessible to other teachers and students. Most recently I have been able to put my management and organizational skills to good use both in owning 3 of my own businesses in different fields as well as helping to grow the clientele of others.