Spanish and Math Teacher. Glades Middle School, 1989- 2012 Spanish, BCC Math, and ESOL Teacher. Riviera Middle School, 1986-1989. Private Math Tutor, 1982-1986. NLT Computer Services. Corrector of computer reports, 1980-1982. Statistic Teacher. Institute of Economy of Havana, 1978-1980. Mathematics Teacher. Taught Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus in different high schools of the Central Havana Region, 1969-1978. Elementary School Teacher.”B. Coroneaux” Elementary School in Havana, 1964-1969.
Effective teaching is much more than preparation and planning. It is perception, listening, and understanding how to engage students in the learning process. As a teacher one has to orchestrate a large number of factors into action, and continually shift teaching approaches to respond to continually shifting needs.
Honors , Awards,and/or Community Work: Teacher of the Year, Glades Middle School 2007-2008. Sponsor of the Spanish Club at Glades Middle. 1992-2006. The Spanish Club promoted the collection of canned food for the “Food for Life” organization that feeds more than 600 families affected with the HIV virus in our community. The Spanish Club also represented our school in the annual “Jose Marti” Parade in January since year 2000, and hosted the Hispanic Heritage luncheon at Glades Middle School, from October 1992 to October 2011. Sponsor of the Math Club at Glades Middle, 2003-2004. Letters of Recognition from the Consul of Spain and the Office of the Ministry of Education of Spain in Miami for the contributions expanding the Hispanic culture, and the Spanish language, September 2012, September 2011, September 2006, September 2002, and September 1995. Academic Order “Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra” from the Hispanic Culture Institute, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1993, 1990. Plaque from the Hispanic Culture Institute for Outstanding Participation, 1995. Member of the Team of Writers that developed teaching ideas and performance strategies (TIPS) for the Competency Based Curriculum of Spanish for Spanish Speakers, Region V, Miami-Dade County, 1994. “Hispanic Heritage Festival” Outstanding participant, 1992. Sponsor of the Spanish Club at Riviera Middle School, 1987-1989. Participant of the seminar “Transit from Tirany to Democracy” sponsored by St. Thomas University, The Cuban Society of Philosophy and the Association of Cuban Teachers in Exile. Lecturer of Statistics Teachers Workshops, Havana, Cuba 1978-1980. Lecturer of Mathematics Teachers Workshops, Havana, Cuba. 1975-1978 Lecturer of Elementary Teachers Workshops, Havana, Cuba. 1964-1969. Sponsor of the Philately Club, “B. Coroneaux” Elementary School, Havana, Cuba.1964-1969
National Board Certified Teacher, Florida, 2004. Specialist in Mathematics Education, Florida State University, 2001. Master of Science, Double major in Computers and Mathematics Education, Nova South Eastern University, 1990. Bachelor of Arts, Double major in Spanish and Math Education, St. Thomas University, 1985. Superior Math Professor, Havana University, 1976-1980. Mathematics Teacher, School of Qualification for Teachers, Region of Central Havana, 1971. Elementary Teacher, School for Elementary Teachers, Havana, 1964.
Student’s Achievements: Human Rights Essay Contest, sponsored by “Club de Leones Cubanos” en el Exilio”, 1st place, April 2005. “Marcos Rodriguez” Scholarship, sponsored by Foreign Language Teachers of Dade County, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005. “Hispanic Heritage Contest” sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Council, 1st place and 2nd place in October 1992, 1st place in October 2000, and 2nd place in October 2004. “Cervantes Outstanding Student” Essay Contest, sponsored by Nova South Eastern University, 1st place October 2004. Feria “OLE” (Orgullosos de Leer en Español) 1st place, two 2nd places, and Honorable Mention, May 2003. ”Don Quijote de la Mancha” Awards, to the best five students of the Spanish classes, sponsored by the Hispanic Culture Institute, every year, from April 1989 to April 2012. Spanish Language Competition of Dade County (Miniconcurso de Espanol), three 1st places, one 2nd place, and Mention, 1989.