I have been involved in two seperate Spanish Immersion programs. I was the first teacher hired for both and played a large role in getting them up and running. I have worked in both full immersion and dual immersion. I have five years experience teaching kindergarten, 2 years experience teaching third grade and 3 years experience as a reading specialist working with students in kindergarten through third grade.
Constructivist Balanced Approach to Reading Student Centered yet Teacher Directed Capturing Kids Hearts Management
2011 Outstanding Employee
I earned my bachelor's degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan, where I obtained my elementary teaching certificate with K-12 endorsements in Spanish and ESL. I earned my master's degree from Grand Valley State University, also in Grand Rapids, where I obtained my K12 Reading Specialist endorsement. I have extensive experiences abroad.
I am Mommy to Camryn (8), Zahara (4), and Malekai (1). I am married to Pedro, whom I met in Costa Rica while studying. We live out in the country and enjoy traveling, biking, reading and playing outside together.