Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a proud Special Education ELA teacher and teacher educator currently celebrating ten years of classroom teaching.
Born and raised in Oakland, California and now living and teaching in Hilo, Hawaii my focus is on culturally relevant education for secondary special education students.
I have taught extensively in inclusion, self-contained, and severe special education settings serving urban, suburban, and rural students.
I am passionate about literacy development, writing, and service learning. I believe learning differences can be gifts and I love watching my students develop their strengths. I am most proud when I see my students contributing to their communities in positive ways.
I strive to be a 'warm demander' and I believe in supporting students in their beautiful struggle with functional, media, and critical literacies.
-Wesleyan Prisoner Research and Education Project, Co-Founder
-Teach for America Bay Area Corps Member, 2005
-Teach for America Instructional Mentor, 2014 - present
-Instructional Lead Team Member
-1:1 Technology Oversight Committee
I was blessed by having a positive school experience as a child and it is my passion to pass that gift along to my students. From the time I entered high school I knew I wanted to be a teacher in order to create a more just world that celebrated the humanity and dignity of all people.
B.A. Sociology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
B.A. African American Studies, Middletown, Connecticut
Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, SF, California
M.S. Special Education, California State University, Hayward, California
-Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
-Secondary Literacy Instruction
-Adolescent Emerging Readers
-Technology Integration & 1:1 Instructional Models
-IEP's and Special Education
-Planning Resources & Tools