19 years teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District at both Title 1 and high performing schools. Prior to teaching in Los Angeles, served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Uruguay.
I believe in a constructivist style to education, supported strongly by a program that addresses the needs of second language learners and students with special needs.
Los Angeles Times Top 100 Most Effective teacher two years running
Masters Degree CSULA - Language Arts B.A. Degree UCI - Social Ecology
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