Teacher educator specializing in teaching English learners across content areas. Teaching experience across all P-12 levels of English language development (ESL/ENL), English language arts, and social studies. With instructional coaching and teacher educator skills to integrate language and content across all content ares (e.g. science, math, social studies, art, PE, etc.).
Instructional style is grounded in students learning together through social experiences and interactions. Teaching scaffolds and supports should facilitate this process as teacher guides students to high-levels of academic success, while including families and the community.
Multiple honors/awards including Fulbright Hays Teaching Grant, Geographic Alliance Teacher Leader, practitioner articles, published research articles, and research grants for teacher education/inservice teaching.
Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with certifications in ESOL/English as a New Language grades K-12, English Language Arts grades P-12, and Social Studies grades P-12. PhD in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction: Language, Literacy, & Culture.
With over 15 years in the field of education and teaching my goal is to support teachers to be their best in one of the most joyful yet challenging professions. Teachers are the cornerstone of our communities and I appreciate YOU for making a difference each day!