● Boston Teaching Fellowship, Boston, MA Fall 2016- Present Special Educator Instructor for First Year Teachers ● Margarita Muniz Academy, Boston, MA 2014- Present Special Educator, Grades 9-12 ● Frederick Pilot Middle School, Boston, MA Summer 2016 Special Educator for the ESY Program, Grades 6-8 ● Brookline Public Schools, Brookline, MA 2013-2014 Full Year Intern, Brookline High School, Learning Center, Grades 9-12 ● The Cotting School, Lexington, MA 2012-2013 Special Education Paraprofessional Teaching Assistant, Ages 13-16
Besides the obvious of modeling, guided practice and the push towards independence, when teaching students with disabilities or who are English Language Learners, I always look for ways to make the material real-world applicable. This is important because it helps the students become truly invested in the material and find importance of the skill or task. I strive to utilize a variety of teaching strategies, design creative (out of the box) lessons that incorporate various levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, develop educational games and movement breaks, and essentially, get students excited about learning while providing appropriate accommodations for everyone! As Socrates once said, “I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
● Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certified Fall 2012 ● Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certified Summer 2016 ● Member, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society 2010-2012 ● Member, National Society Collegiate Scholars 2008-2010
M.Ed., Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2014 Major: Moderate Special Needs 5-12 Selected for full year Collaborative Program with Brookline Public Schools Passed all required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement B.A, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2012 Major: Psychology, Minor: Spanish Study Abroad: Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Spring 2011 Spanish Immersion Program
Originally from Brazil and have lived in Massachusetts for the majority of my life. I'm fluent in Spanish and have a basic understanding of Portuguese. Traveling is a passion of mine, I have been to 25 countries and continue to add to the list every year!