23 years in multiple states and countries, as both a teacher and administrator! I have had wonderfully diverse teaching and learning experiences, resulting in instructional practices infused with a global perspective. Currently, I am teaching first grade- for the tenth time. It just keeps getting better!
Whole-child-centered! I love cross curricular lessons that allow for multiple learning styles and integrate the arts. My classroom is called "Imagination Station" and creativity and "outside the box" thinking is encouraged. My children are provided with many opportunities to choose, move, collaborate and create.
Nothing on a national or even state level, sadly. But, I get lots of nice notes from parents and admin!
Masters plus 30 -all educationally related.
I am half Spanish and half American, and I get to spend two months every summer living in Spain , in my mom's hometown. (The other 10 months are spent in Illinois, in my dad's territory.) I speak only Spanish to my two children (ages 5 and 8) and they are fully bilingual, too. Teaching, travel and my tots are my passions!