I began my teaching career in January 2007 in Cy-Fair ISD. Looking back, I am glad that this district found me first. I was trained to create authentic, student-centered activities. This of course resulted into many differentiated activities for struggling students all the way to my GT or Pre-Ap students. I began with 7th grade Texas history, then 6th grade World Cultures, and then 7th grade ELA. Due to moving to the south part of Houston I applied and got into Houston ISD. The network and colleagues I have gained is priceless. Collaboration is the true key to student success. Without the guidance and brainstorming acquired, I would not have the growth mindset that I have now. There I taught 5th, 6th, and 7th grade ELA. I moved up with my students up to the point I couldn't any longer. It was a blessing to watch them grow and be their teacher for three years. Currently, I am now in Fort Bend ISD with a former colleague I met in HISD. Leadership is essential in running a productive and successful campus. I am now department chair and lead in differentiated instruction. I love my job and currently am teaching 7th and 8th grade social studies.
I believe in student-centered activities and allowing students to really internalize the instruction to see the relevance and connections. I challenge my students by asking higher-order questions. I make it a personal goal to meet each student's learning styles. I love incorporating stations when I can. The interactive student notebook is my organizational method with my students. I have procedures from the moment my students step into my classroom. And I do believe in: inspect what you expect. As a teacher, I have high expectations for myself and want to keep my teaching style fresh and effective. In order to achieve this, I truly believe in collaboration and building teams to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our students.
Team Lead: 2009-2011 in Cypress Fairbanks Team Lead: 2012-2014 in Houston ISD Department Chair: 2015-2016 in Fort Bend ISD Teacher of the Year: 2015
I am originally from Austin, Texas. Graduated from high school in 2000, and went straight off to Southwest Texas in San Marcos, Texas. Majored in Education and graduated in December 2006. In 2009, I went back to school, Lamar University, for my masters and graduated in August 2011.
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