I have 16 years of teaching experience in Brighton Area Schools, a renowned public school district in Brighton, Michigan. For the past seven years, I have been ranked highly effective by administrators. I have taught a variety of upper level Spanish and English classes at Brighton High School, as well as elementary Spanish at two elementary schools in our district. I completed an administrative internship in 2013-14, so I have educational leadership experience as well!
I am a hands-on, fun-loving instructor who includes a variety of engaging, performance-based tasks in my everyday instruction. I believe in thinking routines, formative assessments, and allowing students to take an active role in their thinking and learning. I have two years of remote teaching experience, and many of my products can be easily converted to Google Docs because I seel Microsoft Word docs. No PDF! My products are yours to edit once purchased. With language learning, I believe in authentic, everyday practice through a variety of speaking, listening, writing, and reading activities.
1. 4.0 Suma Cum Laude in all degrees earned from Big Ten Universities, including Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University 2. Highly Effective Teacher Rating several years in a row rating by BAS administration 3. Nominated for the BAS "Shining Star" award in 2013 for leadership and service
I have two bachelors degrees from Michigan State University in English and Spanish Education; a masters degree from Michigan State University in Curriculum and Instruction; and a second masters degree from Eastern Michigan University in Educational Leadership and Administration.
I am married with two darling little daughters! I love my family!! For fun, I am an avid fitness enthusiast. I use my former fitness instructor experience to help others achieve their personal goals!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, School Counseling, Basic Reading, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year, Close Reading