I have taught elementary school since 2000 with the majority of my experience teaching 3rd grade in an urban setting with bilingual students. I have also taught 2nd and 4th grade and have subbed in K-5 classrooms. In addition to this I worked as a teacher assistant in preschools and ran an after-school program during college. One thing I am proud of is that I also speak Spanish (studied in Costa Rica) so I am better able to communicate with some of the parents of my students. I love to mentor new teachers! I also have been a workshop presenter on topics including Reading Strategies, Math Interventions, Whole Brain Teaching, Classroom Management, and Technology in the Classroom.
Silly and Motivating! Giving up is not an option in my classroom, mistakes are okay to make because we learn from them. I try to keep my kiddos moving and talking as much as possible so they can be that much more engaged in the classroom.
Founding Teacher at NEW Academy, and TenYear Service Award
BA in Psychology; BA in Human Development: Child Emphasis; Nursery School Administration; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Emphasis in Culture and Language Acquisition; and course work towards a Masters in School Counseling. TESOL Certification and recently received my Masters in K-12 Literacy from SDSU.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include travel, reading, cooking, hiking, foodie events, film festivals, and adventuring around the great city of LA. You can also find me on Blogspot or at all Social Media outlets at TeacherMsH
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Physical Education, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community