I began my career at the high school level, teaching 11th Grade American Literature. Though my high school students were wonderful, when I had the opportunity to teach 7th Grade I really fell in love with what I had decided was going to be my life long career. The journey I have had in middle school has been exciting, interesting, humorous and unforgettable. I am currently teaching 6th and 7th grade English language arts but recently taught 8th grade as well.
My focus for my students is both data driven and engagement driven. I have a number of "Focus" lessons that incorporate brain research in regards to improving retention rates in adolescent students. These lessons include direct instruction with student interaction as well as independent practice. I also try to include fun, innovate, student driven activities that keeps class our class moving and kids involved in their own education.
I was currently asked to be on the District Site and Learning Team. I am part of a select group partnered with administrators from the district who observe and provide feedback to our teachers throughout the district.
University of Southern California: Undergraduate Degree California State University Northridge: Credential California State University Northridge: Masters in Education
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