It has been my pleasure to be an elementary ESL teacher in the Chicago area for the last four years. I have taught 5th grade for three years and 6th grade for one year. For the past two years, I have been apart of the 1:1 chromebook pilot for my district and have fully incorporated Google Apps for Education within the classroom.
I believe in collaborative learning using technology. My classroom is buzzing with conversation about their learning, while also maintaining structure using Chris Biffle's Whole Brain Teaching strategies like "Class, Yes" and "Teach, Okay". The technology piece has allowed me to completely flip my classroom teaching style.
IACTE's Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award Golden Apple teacher nominee
studied at Northern Illinois University for undergraduate and graduate level courses.
My second passion to teaching is traveling! I have spent time in Mexico building houses and working in orphanages, traveled the mountains of Chile, fished the lakes of Canada, explored Germany's castles, and visited many states here in the US. I cannot get enough of how beautifully diverse our world is!