I've taught for ten years in classrooms from grades K-9 in the US, Mexico, and South Korea, always with students who were learning new languages. I specialize in teaching kids to love multilingualism!
Cooperative learning, integrative thematic units, biliteracy/multiliteracy, student-driven inquiry-based learning, and multicultural perspectives dominate my teaching style.
Early in my career, I was selected as a Chicago Public Schools Summer Fellow, and participated in policy discussions with then-Mayor Daley, and then-CPS Executive Officer Arne Duncan.
I received my B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Trinity TEFL certificate from Oxford House in Barcelona.
Wife to my partner in global adventure, mom of two expert air travelers, hopeless polyglot and avid coffee drinker.
Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, World Language, Spanish, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, en Français, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, For All Subjects, Handwriting, For Administrators, Classroom Community