I taught 2nd grade in my full immersion student teaching during college from August 2008 - December 2008, in Florida. After graduating I moved to North Carolina where I substitute taught elementary classes while I took care of my great-grandparents. In 2010 I moved back to FL and began teaching 3rd grade. I taught 3rd grade for 4 years and eventually became team lead/head of after-school tutoring in 2011. In 2013 I moved up to 4th grade and became our School Ambassador. I was also part of an excellent 4th grade team that helped boost our 4th graders to become number one in our county for our FCAT Writes test! I am now living in CA and looking for a teaching position.
I am a firm believer in cooperative learning, group seating, and Kagan structures to help build a healthy learning environment.
Graduated Cum Laude Next American Hero runner up 2011-2014
Edison State College - AA Elementary Education 2004-2006 Barry University - BS Elementary Education/ESOL 2006-2008
Besides teaching, I love spending time with my family (Hubby, Zeke, and two dogs, Chloe and Nigel), hiking, camping, reading, and volunteering at a wildlife hospital in the Silicon Vally area.