I have over 25 years experience as a certified teacher of Pre-Kinder through grade 16 teaching both Spanish and French in multi-age classrooms. My mentors and other professionals provided me with amazing guidance throughout my career. -I have over 12 years experience mentoring preservice teachers in my classrooms. -I trained and received my Modified Oral Proficiency ACTFL Certification and I am very experienced with sequentially appropriate pedagogy. -Served 15 years on our Local, State and National Task Force Committees. - I have over 10 years experience working with our local Migrant Education Bilingual Summer Program teaching Math, Science, Reading and Writing to children Pre-Kinder to grade 11. - I am currently working with a dual language program; Pre-Kinder to Fifth grade and teaching both Heritage and non-native speakers of Spanish.
-I believe in language immersion as the means to help children communicate in their Foreign Language classroom. My activities always have an interactive focus for group communication where each student has an important role during the activity. -I like to ensure that students are valued and able to contribute to all student directed activities. -I recognize that students tend to learn in different ways and that learning materials shouldn’t just reflect the teacher’s style, but should be designed for all levels of students and individual learning styles. -Thematic songs, rhythm and movement not only aid in memorization and cognitive development but make the activities engaging and FUN!
National Endowment For the Humanities Grant with focus on Literature, Spanish and Politics
Masters of Spanish Literature - Conversant in Portuguese - Conversant in French
One summer hired by our state university to test university students during their summer program in Mexico. Have traveled and lived in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Environment, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, Close Reading