I have been a teacher for 14 years in the inner-city of Los Angeles. I have taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6-8. I have also been a curriculum specialist in math, ELA and ELD; a director of English Language Learner Services; an elementary principal and middle school vice principal. My students are English language learners or those who struggle with math and ELA. I have been a Professional Development Provider through University of California Irvine for 11 years, where I work with 1000s of teachers throughout California. In addition, I have been a professor at several major universities where I teach teachers, write curriculum and courses, and work as a full time mentor for students and faculty.
Student-centered; Constructivism; Flipped Teaching; Decentralized Teaching; Blended Learning
Teacher of the Year 2012; Lead Faculty Area Chair of the Year 2011
EdD-Administration and Leadership; MAED-Education; Curriculum Instruction; BSED-Education; Teaching Mathematics
Some of my other skills/experience include: Common Core District Lead Curriculum Designer Assessment and Data Analysis Reading Specialist ELD Specialist MESA/STEM/STEAM Lead Teacher Leadership
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Phonics