I have taught both adult and elementary-aged English Learners in mainstream and sheltered classrooms. I taught third and fourth grade Newcomers, and now I am a second grade classroom teacher!
I like my class to be fun and interactive! I strive to incorporate SIOP strategies into my teaching. I love doing projects and hands-on activities, as well an incorporating multicultural literature and other resources to celebrate my students' diversity.
2014 Virginia Scholars Award
James Madison University MAT, Elementary Education B.S, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, Elementary Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
I am the author of "Messages From Maryam," a children's book based on the stories of my refugee students from Iraq.