I have a total of 16 years’ experience teaching English Language Arts in the public school setting to all levels (exceptional education to gifted). Most recently, I’ve spent the last 13 years differentiating instruction to meet the needs of my students and challenging them to be the best they can be at a middle school in Florida.
I believe all children can learn. They learn at different paces and are motivated in different ways. Patience, creativity, and flexibility are essential to finding the key to unlock each child. In the classroom, I often take on the role of Facilitator; modeling what is expected and then acting as a guide to assist the students in applying knowledge to become critical and independent thinkers. Ownership is placed on the students to take initiative to achieve results whether it be working independently or in groups.
More important than being honored as the Teacher of the Year in 2007, the achievements of my children and my students are the best reward. I’ve been the Language Arts Department Chair of my school for the past seven years.
I graduated from Pace University in 1995 majoring in Mass Communications & Journalism. After teaching in a New York public school classroom teaching English as a Second Language, I decided to go back to school to earn my teaching endorsement. For the past 13 years, I’ve taught English Language Arts at a public middle school in Florida.
I am the mother to three intelligent and kind young men. I encourage ALL children to think critically, creatively, and independently.