I taught for 15 years in Miami Dade County Public Schools. The majority of those years were spent teaching 2nd grade. The last four years of my career, I was the reading coach for KG-5th grade.
I like to see myself as a facilitator who guides children while they actively learn. I believe that in order to become good readers, children must READ. In order to become writers, children must WRITE. We as teachers must provide the scaffolds that children need to grow and learn.
National Board Certification in Early Childhood and Middle School Literacy and Language Arts 2011 Teacher of the Year for Santa Clara Elementary 2016 Teacher of the Year for Santa Clara Elementary
Master's of Education in Elementary Education Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education University of Florida
I am the Director of the Children's Ministry at Pulse of Miami Church. I am married and have two children.