I have over 25 years experience as a certified teacher of PreKinder through grade 16 teaching both Spanish and French and I have had the good fortune to have been the recipient of amazing guidance throughout my career. -I have over 12 years of 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 -For 10 years now I have been involved with our local Migrant Education Bilingual Summer Program where I have taught Math, Science, Reading and Writing to children Prekinder to grade 11. - I am currently working with a dual language program; Prekinder to Fifth grade and teaching both heritage and non-native speakers of Spanish
-I believe in total language immersion as the means to help children communicate in their Foreign Language. 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 of the teacher’s style, but should be designed for all kinds of students and all kind of 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, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Environment, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Earth Day, Close Reading