After substitute teaching for 2 years, I moved to Florida to teach in a charter school which serves a 50/50 population of typical and special needs students. After my first year of teaching in a 3rd-4th grade multi-age classroom, I moved to 5th grade and became 4th-5th grade ESE lead. I have taught all subject areas in grades 3-5 with students of varying abilities. Following my two years in a charter school, I got a 5th grade teaching position in an Orange County Public school where I currently have been teaching for almost 1 year.
I believe that students need to experience content to fully understand it. Student inquiry and exploration is critical to student comprehension and motivation which leads to deepening of knowledge and learning. As a facilitator of student learning, it is critical that I provide the resources and guidance needed for my students to succeed and progress within the Florida State Standards.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where I received a dual major Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education as well as certification in Elementary K-6, Special Education K-12 and Middle School Math 5-9. Within my first year of teaching in Florida, I started a Master's program with Nova Southeastern University which I completed in May, 2014 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with a specialization in Elementary Reading. In Florida, I am certified to teach Elementary K-6, Special Education K-12, Middle School Math 5-9 and am Reading Endorsed. I am currently completing courses to complete my ESOL Endorsement.
I have a passion for reading and learning, and find it my job to help my students feel the same.