You can get the best feel for who I am by visiting my blog (a never-ending work in progress): http://msgsroom30.blogspot.com. After having a different teaching assignment for five years in a row (due to vertical opportunities). I consider myself to be a jack-of-many-subjects-and-grades :) This year, I am the AVID coordinator for the Clovis Area (grades 7-12), as well as a 7/8 AVID elective teacher and an 8th grade English Language Arts/History teacher! Whew... that is a mouthful!
My goal, each and every day, is for all of my students to walk out of my classroom feeling GREAT about themselves! Don't get me wrong - I focus on rigorous lesson design and the expectations of my students are extremely high - but I attempt to build a personal relationship with each one of them right from the start!
Most Valuable Person (Teacher) - November 2013
B.A. in Sociology, UC Irvine - 2008 M.A. in Education (emphasis in Curriculum and Design) - 2010
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Computer Science, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Instructional Technology, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community