20+ years of teaching experience in different levels both in the US and Spain. I've taught Primary, Elementary, Middle School, High School students and also adults learning English. I've taught a variety of subjects throughout the grades, including German as a Foreign Language, Spanish for Professionals and EFL. I am also a "Best Teaching Practices" teacher trainer. Currently I am a member of the Board of Examiners for teachers who are taking the exam to become Bilingual Certified in Spain.
Cooperative and fun! I believe that students learn best through doing. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment so that they can take risks and I can watch them learn. My strengths lie in creating an affective (and effective!) classroom atmosphere conducive to learning, classroom management and classroom organization!
Teacher of the Year 2009. Best Teaching Practices Award 2011.
Master's Degree in English Linguistics and Literature and just completed my second Master's in Education and eLearning. Bilingual Certified, GT Certified, TEFL Endorsement. I have also studied French, Italian, and German.
I come from a family of educators so I think teaching is in my genes :-) I love helping people to learn and I love learning myself. I love languages, crafting and creating! I LOVE TEACHING!!!!!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, German, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Foreign Languages, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics