Friends Academy (2010-2015), Vanguard High School (Spring 2010), MS126 (Fall 2009)
Structured, organized, differentiated, relevant, authentic, and creative. Thematic units scaffold and loop linguistic topics. Assessments are traditional and performance-based. We personalize to make lasting connections, take risks in a low affective setting, work productively in groups, incorporate realia, consider multiple views/perspectives, and always have fun while learning.
Chairwoman of NYCAFLT Spring Professional Development Conference (2012) & Presenter at NYCAFLT/UFT Annual Professional Conference (2010)
Brown University BA Hispanic Studies ('05), Middlebury College Madrid MA Spanish ('06), Fordham University MST Adolescent Education ('10)
Spanish is my passion, due primarily to close relationships with my Dominican mother and grandmother. I have traveled frequently to Santo Domingo and lived in Madrid. After stints in corporate finance and Latin American import-export world, I proudly pursue my life's mission of promoting global education.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music), Drama, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Spring, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community