I have been a teacher for 10 years, including work in special education, grades K-8, reading, writing, math, science, social studies, positive discipline, multicultural education. I work primarily with struggling readers and ESL students, but my classes are mixed-ability with reading Lexiles ranging from BR-1100: differentiation is key! On average, I increase the percentage of my students meeting state standard by 20-35% of students compared to their own previous year's test, and current average growth is 2 years. In a typical year, 60% of my students enter my room having passed the previous year, and I increase that to about 80-90%.
Socio-emotional intelligence, hands-on. Fun with inspiration and RIGOR!
Award of Excellence for Student Achievement on 8th Grade Reading STAAR; 7-STAAR Campus, Texas Met Distinction in All Areas; Campus Teacher Appraisal: Level 4/4 "Instructional practices result in exceptional student learning impact."
Bachelor's of Arts, Education (K-8); ESL Certified, 4-8 Generalist
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