I started teaching in daycare centers as my summer jobs when I was only 12 years old. I enjoyed children back then. When I went off to college at 15, I started working as a teacher's assistant in juvenile detention centers. I was working on my associates degree in psychology and I taught reading and math to juvenile runaways. While working on my BS degree, I worked 5 years in the day care system with 3-5 years olds. Finally I began working with students in a special school. I have been fortunate to be there for over 20 years now.
I am a bilingual state certified teacher and I have found my second language to be an asset in my teaching. I have navigated my way around learning how to use a computer and all the programs available for them. I use it as a teaching tool and I try to teach my students everything they want to learn about using computers.
I have been a member of Kappa Delta Pi since 1991 and have complete my 30 above my masters. I have taken two classes in sign language and I love to teach my students poems and song through signing.
I have my masters in elementary education with an extension in bilingual education.I am state certified to teach any grade from prek to 8th grade.
I really enjoy working on the computer and creating new activities for my students to learn with. I am always sharing ideas with my colleagues and they convinced me to publish some of these ideas.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, Italian, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Phonics