This coming fall, as I enter my fifth year as an educator, I am starting a new adventure as a full time instructional coach at a K-6 bilingual elementary school in Oregon! This past year, I taught fifth grade Spanish literacy and integrated English Language Development, as well as Migrant Preschool. Previously, I taught all subjects in a bilingual first and second grade classroom.
Social justice is at the heart of my curriculum. It is important to me to get to know my students, their backgrounds, their stories, their wonderings, and their concerns to build curriculum around what is important to them and that empowers them to create the change they seek to see in our world.
Maybe one day... :)
I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 with my undergraduate degree in English, Romance Languages, and a minor in Latin American Studies. I earned my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching in 2012.
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I learned to take advantage of the outdoors on sunny days and to curl up with a good book on rainy days. During the summers, I enjoy traveling to Latin America, where I spend most of my time in Mexico revisiting my host family-- mi familia de alma.