I have been teaching bilingual education for 26 years. I am a now a dual language kindergarten teacher. But, I have also taught first and second grades in transitional, 90-10, full immersion and two way dual language programs. As a native Spanish speaker, I clearly see the benefits of being bilingual. Teaching is and has been my passion since I was a child. It is an honor to be able to apply my skills to help my students become bilingual and biliterate.
I believe in an organized classroom environment in which students learn how to be respectful, independent and responsible leaders. I create lessons and activities which are interesting, creative, fun, and at the same time rigorous and challenging. I have high expectations for all my students. In my class everybody shines!
I am a grant writer. Through my teaching career, I have secured more than 20 grants for my school, grade level and homeroom. I have also been a presenter several times at La Cosecha Dual Language Conference and NMABE: New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education.
I received my bachelor's degree in Education from Universidad Anahuac, in Mexico. I have a masters degree in Human development, with emphasis in Early Childhood and bicultural education from Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School in Pasadena, CA. I enrolled on the education leadership program to become a principal, bu I soon realized my heart was in the classroom.
I am a proud wife and mom. Our two children, now in college, are bilingual and biliterate. We love traveling as a family . The world is the best classroom! We have walked through rain forests, stepped on glaciers, being chased by bears and moose, snorkeled close to coral reefs, experienced different cultures, visited historic places .... the adventures are endless.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading