I started my career in education at the tender age of 6 as a teaching assistant. Well, it was more of an unpaid internship, and the mentor teacher was my mother, but still, I was kind of a prodigy. I could sharpen the hell out of pencil, and I was the chalkboard erasers cleaning mastah. And don't get me started on bulletin boards. Bulletin boards were my JAM. My first paid (and I use the term 'paid' loosely) job was in a Pre-K classroom, after which I moved around to different grade levels until I became a Descubriendo la Lectura teacher, which is the Spanish version of Reading Recovery. When my district did away with the program, I moved into the role of Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach, which I'm still doing today. Currently, I'm working in an elementary school in Houston, Texas, where I work to provide support for the general ed, bilingual, and dual language teachers on my campus. And while I absolutely love working with my teachers, nothing beats the feeling you get when you see that lightbulb go off in a kiddo's brain, so I love my small groups the mostest.
I get bored VERY easily, so I have to make lessons that are fun for me, as well as for the kids!
Bilingual Teacher of the Year Most Creative Teacher on Campus Most OCD Teacher on Campus Most Dedicate (two years in a row!)
Hook 'em, Horns!
I have an unnatural obsession with Topo Chico, Gummie Bears, and Dateline, two kids that I couldn't be prouder of, and a man who I wouldn't want to live without.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading