Over the past 14 years I have taught 6th-12th grade English in both the U.S. and abroad. My commitment is to serving students in hard to staff, high needs schools. A bulk of my teaching experience has been with English Learners, first LTELs (longterm English Learners) and now more recently, newcomers.
I use project-based learning to integrate the four domains of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking with real world soft skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, critical thinking, and flexibility.
Teach for America Core Member 2005, Peace Corps Volunteer 2007, Fulbright Scholar 2011, Principal's Leadership Institute, Cohort 17, UV Berkeley English Fellow 2018
BA in International Relations, MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MA in Educational Leadership, UC Berkeley, California, Illinois and Washington, DC Certification in English and ESL
I have worked as a teacher and instructional coach in Nicaragua, Czech Republic, Chile, and Peru. Stateside I have worked in Washington, DC and California. I love to travel, learn from other cultures, and study how national and international education systems operate to increase the educational opportunities of all students.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature, Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, Black History Month, For All Subjects, End of Year, Classroom Community