I have 25 years of public school teaching experience in the State of Connecticut. I taught for the past nine years in Weston, Connecticut. Certified K-12 Spanish & Italian 7 years high school experience 13 years middle school experience 5 years elementary school Connecticut- State Certificate of Qualification in Elementary Spanish / Italian Grades K-8 (101) Connecticut- State Certificate of Qualification Secondary Education Spanish / Italian Grades 7-12 (023, 020) Connecticut- State Certificate of Qualification in Intermediate Administration and Supervision (092) Weston Public Schools Certificate of Highly Qualified Advanced Placement Program Certificate Pace University TEAM Mentor Certification, 2015 Using SEED to Enhance Teacher Performance- Exceeds CT Proficiency Standards Rating, 2015 Modified Oral Proficiency Certification MOPI ACTFL Winter Institute 2018
Acquisition and proficiency based, learner centered/interactive classroom, project-based learning, integrated performance assessments, student voice and student leadership, imbedding technology in lessons and in student assessments, kinesthetic activities, student learning stations and centers. Please contact me if you would like any document modified to coincide with your school's curriculum.
Developed repeated student state-wide CT COLT Poetry Contest award winners 2004-2011 Presenter 13th Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers "Assessing Students’ Proficiency, Alternative Strategies to the Classroom", 2019 Presenter 12th Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers "Comprehensible Input: A Coherent Approach", 2018 Presenter 11th Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers "Alignment and Coherency of Technology in the Digital 21st Century Classroom", 2017 Presenter Full Day District-Wide Professional Learning "Alignment and Coherency of Technology in the Digital 21st Century Classroom" Stratford Public Schools, 2016 Presenter Annual Fall Conference Connecticut Council of Language Teachers "Alignment and Coherency of Technology in the Digital World Language Classroom", 2016 Organizer and facilitator of First Annual State of Connecticut FLES Elementary World Language Teacher Share Day, 2014. Presenter Annual Fall Conference Connecticut Council of Language Teachers, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019 Presenter Association of Peruvian American Professionals (NEAG School of Education, ECE Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)- The University of Connecticut, 2012 Presenter Annual Fairfield County World Language Share Day, 2012, 2013 Presenter ACTFL National Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012 Guest Speaker Central Connecticut State University Elementary World Language Methods Course, “Rigorous FLES Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment”, 2012 Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education, towards teacher’s salary $8,000, 2019-2020 Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education, Arcobaleno educational materials $3,000, 2019 Honorable mention 1st annual 401(k) Champion Award national competition, Jackson, Grant Investment Advisors, Inc. Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education, Edizioni Farinelli $3,000, 2018 Recipient grant IACE Italian American Committee on Education $7,000, 2018 Recipient Middlebury College Grant for Italian, Middlebury College Graduate Language School, Mills College Campus, California 2018 Recipient Middlebury College Betty and David Jones Scholarship, Middlebury College Graduate Language School, Mills College Campus, California 2017 Recipient National Italian Language Foundation Generoso Pope Foundation Scholarship, Middlebury College Graduate Language School, Mills College Campus, California 2017 Monarch Teacher Network Certificate, Michoacán, México 2010 Recipient Monarch Teacher Network Scholarship, Hartford, Connecticut 2009 Developed repeated student state-wide CT COLT Poetry Contest award winners 2004-2011 Whose Who Among America’s Teachers 2005-2006 Whose Who Among America’s Teachers 2004-2005 Weston Education Foundation, Grant Recipient Technology, 2004 Brookfield Education Foundation, Grant Recipient Technology 1999 Member of the Sigma Delta Pi, National Spanish Honor Society 1991
Alumna Emma Willard School Troy, New York Master's Degree Spanish, Middlebury College, VT 6th Year Certificate Educational Leadership Administration and Supervision, University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education Post-Graduate Studies Italian, Middlebury College, VT
Member of the National Network of Early Language Learning since 2013 Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages since 2011 Member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese since 1999 Member of the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers since 1994 Member Connecticut Education Association since 1994 Member Connecticut Italian Teachers Association since 2004 Member National Education Association since 1994 Member Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honor Society since 1991 Professional Development Certificate 2010 Monarch Teacher Network, Countries of study: Spain, Mexico, Italy. Countries of travel: Costa Rica, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada