I have taught elementary, middle and high school all within ten (10) years. Teaching all grade levels beginning with fourth grade has allowed me to understand the transition a student experiences in science throughout their academic education from one grade level to the next.
Students learn best when they are able to make mistakes, infer, change and modify. The majority of the time is student interactions, labs, activities, problem-solving and verbal/written communication. I allow students to process the learning and integrate past experiences with current to mesh new learning into their life.
Being honored with Maestro de Impacto in 2016 from the Univision network was an amazing experience. An interview about my teaching experience highligted one of my most cleaver classes to date. Students in that class worked extra hard to reach their goals. To have them be showcased was the best honor. In the same year, my amazing science department nominated (and received) me for the Masonic Lodge Educator of the Year. The interview process showcased my teaching style that is all about the students successes and failures. I also addressed the importance of differentiating instruction for each student, and/or each class.The last award that I was honored with was the Yolo County School Boards' Association- Salute to Educator Award. This award, given to our schools counselor as well is meant to honor individuals who demonstrate compassion, care, integrity, willingness and love for teaching and helping students.
California State University, Sacramento is my Alma mater where I Received a Bachelors in Science and Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
I live with my husband of eight years and three spontaneous girls in California. I love watching my daughters learn and grow and am thankful that I get to be part of their academic career as a mom and teacher.