I have taught for 7 years at the middle school level. For 3 years I taught 6th grade, 8th grade English, and the last 4 years and currently I've been teaching English Language Development Levels 3 and 4.
I truly believe every lesson must include reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking. These five things are key in English Development. Students in my classroom are constantly collaborating and participating in academic discourse. Reading is key to success in my classroom. I explain to all my students that being a good reader will create in turn a good writer and will improve understanding in all content areas. I have high expectations of each and everyone of my students and believe each and every one of them will be successful.
Teacher leader at current school site. Prepare and deliver professional developments for my school district.
BA in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Sociology. Currently working on my masters in 21st Century Leadership and Administrative Credential. Both will be complete this June 2014.
I enjoy spending time with my children and husband and enjoying sunny Southern California.