MA in Early Childhood Education, 14+ Years in Elementary Education, 5+ Years teaching at the University
Constructivist, Workshop, Project-Based Learning, Teaching through Inquiry
Developed and researched needs assessment for local Community College to develop and offer a location-specific and unique Early Childhood certification and/or degree. Organized and facilitated Educators Academy Workshops each month, as professional development workshops, for current and future educators. Assisted university Department Chair with educational activities and trainings (e.g. Arizona Department of Education workshops, department goals, First Things First Grant Scholarship Applications). Mentored over 10 student teachers and interns.
M.E.D., Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education B.A.E., Early Childhood Education
My husband, Omar, and I have been married for over eight years and we have two beautiful children: Savannah (7 years old) and Abraham (5 years old). Savannah is very musical and loves to sing, dance, and do gymnastics. Abraham is actively pursuing a career in giving his mother gray hair, as he is obsessed with riding his dirt bike and quad up steep hills and jumping them in the air! In addition to our children, we also have two cats, Tara and Graycie, and a Goldendoodle named Sandy. It’s a loud and crazy house, but full of love!