I am currently completing my Student Teaching Assignment with 6th and 7th grade Social Studies classes. I have previously worked as a paraprofessional in a 3rd grade class and 6th and 7th grade Social Studies classes. I am working towards an NJ teaching certificate and due graduate in the Spring of 2016.
I bring an approachable and creative demeanor into the classroom. The emphasis in the class is that it is "our class", and that my students and I are all working toward a common goal. Along this line of thought, I also emphasize teamwork and interaction in the classroom. The best way to learn anything is to do it. The future in education revolves around a student-based experience, long gone are the days of lecturing for a full lesson. Having been an aide for many years, my instinct is to create lessons that allow all students in the classroom to succeed. I was very much raised in the generation of technology, and infuse it into my lessons as much as possible.
New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Award Nominee
Graduated Ridge High School (NJ) 2009. Graduated Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) 2014 Currently pursuing Teaching Certificate at The College of St. Elizabeth, anticipated completion: Spring 2016
I also work as a Freshman Girls Soccer Coach and a Boys U-12 Travel Soccer Coach, and bring the same teamwork values and motivation techniques into the classroom.