I have been a Texas educator since 2007. For the past two years, I have been working outside of the classroom as a science curriculum specialist and educational consultant, creating high impact materials and developing engaging strategies to lead teachers and their students to success.
I specialize in academic and behavioral intervention programs. My training has provided a skill set that is suited to support learning in low-income schools and targeted for reaching at risk students. I deeply believe that all students, despite their socio-economic background, can achieve high academic standards and that good teachers are the ones that can make that happen. I have a strong record of leading students to achievement in the classroom; each year, my students were able to more than double school passing percentages on standardized tests from previous years. After working with the KIPP network of charter schools, I know that maintaining a culture of excellence and setting high expectations are necessary ingredients in the recipe for student achievement. I strive to create engaging materials that set clear expectations, introduce a high level of rigor, and shepherd students and teachers toward their goals.
Outstanding Teacher – twice recognized by KIPP national for being an outstanding teacher at KIPP Austin Collegiate
Texas Tech University Bachelors of Science (Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry) Member of the 2007 cohort of Texas Teaching Fellows
There is no shortcut to success, but if you have faith in yourself and you believe in your students, you won't need one.