I have 23 years teaching experience in private, public, continuation, and adult schools. For the last 18 years I have worked as a middle school teacher in East Los Angeles; I now reside in Reno, Nevada. The majority of my students have been bilingual and 2nd language learners, but a significant number have also been those who are 3-4 grade levels below in reading and writing. During those years I developed a very strong vocabulary and phonics based spelling program to strengthen their foundation in academic language skills.
I incorporate a lot of visuals into every lesson. I love history, and it shows in my ancient history lessons. I have taken the time to research and go beyond the lessons presented in the textbooks. Each of my ancient history units incorporates illustrations, explanations, academic vocabulary, test questions, and frequent opportunities for discussions and writing. I believe in giving students both a broad and a strong foundation in every subject so that they are well equipped to analyze, interpret, synthesize and critique the topic.
In 2010 I received the Best of Show and the Blue Ribbon for a needlepoint tapestry at the Los Angeles County Fair.
B.A. C.S.U.F -Home Economics M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary -Cross Cultural Studies Teaching Credential Whitter College L.D.S, E.S.L., TSEL Fresno Pacific College
Member of the Pasadena OMICRON chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Chi State Area XIII INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KEY WOMEN EDUCATORS.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Economics , ESL / ELL / EFL, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Black History Month, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For Administrators, End of Year