This is my 5th year teaching English at the high school level, with one year of experience at a project-based charter high school for students with learning disabilities (especially dyslexia), as well as two years experience working in a continuation school setting. I currently teach English 2 for the third year, ELD for the second year, and 1 class of English for our on-site continuation school. Additional experience includes PR and marketing for small businesses as well as participation in a graduate-level graphic design program.
My passion is for creating curriculum that engages even the most reluctant student by differentiating instruction, access current and controversial topics and texts, and providing well organized scaffolds that foster student success,
Magna Cum Laude college graduate Winner of the Sophomore Teacher AVID Award 2014-2015
Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English- Emphasis on Global Literature from Santa Clara University Graduate of the Accelerated Cohort for Single Subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State University
As a young teacher, I strive to balance excellence at work with dedication to home and family. As the child of a first generation American, I advocate for the ELL students who struggle every day in our classrooms. As a perfectionist, I struggle to find beauty in the trials and errors we make as teachers, but inevitably find disappointment in anything less than stellar. As a Generation Y baby, I aim to teach students to use technology responsibly and wisely in their day to day lives, and work to bring more modern texts and topics into what could be considered a dated curriculum.