Formerly a longtime teacher, I am now the director of a nonprofit that is focused on empowering teachers, parents and communities to make sure that our kids have experiences that help them build critical 21st Century skills. I've taught English Language Arts & Reading for grades 5-8, college and career readiness skills for middle schoolers and high schoolers, early childhood classes for bilingual students and literacy building workshops for their parents.
As a teacher and program coordinator, I embrace project based, arts-infused learning in my classroom. I also strive to promote creativity and innovation through the creation and coordinating classroom and school makerspaces. I'm very influenced by my training in the AVID College and Career Readiness system. This means that I focus not just on delivering content knowledge and skills, but also on the "soft skills" my students will need for college and careers. Those skills include organization, collaboration, goal-setting, note-taking and how to study. I also focus as much as possible on building my students' knowledge of college and career choices.
Elliott Elementary Rookie Teacher of the Month- January 2016
I was fortunate to attend the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. I did my undergraduate coursework in Cultural Anthropology as a member of the Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program at the University of Texas at Austin. I later went on to get my Master's in Education from Texas State University.
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