I have 20 years of experience teaching grades 4 through 8. I started out as a Bilingual Spanish Multiple Subjects Elementary teacher, later moving into Middle School where I taught all subject areas to English Learners. Eventually, I taught English Language Arts in 7th and 8th grades, in addition to English Language Development. I have experience teaching Spanish for Native Speakers as well. Currently, I am teaching a 5th grade Two-Way Immersion class in two target languages: Spanish and English.
I love integrating technology into all subject areas and found my new passion with SmartTechnologies SmartBoard and accompanying software, SmartNotebook. This makes learning fun and exciting for my students, and planning fun for me!
BCLAD- Bilingual Certificate/ Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development Certification MAEDCI- Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Trainer of Trainers Institute, SJCOE
California State University, Long Beach- BA Liberal Studies, English and Spanish California State University, Dominguez Hills- MS Teaching Certification, BCLAD University of Phoenix- MAEDCI, MA Education, Curriculum and Instruction
I was born and raised in Long Beach, California. I love the beach and I love the mountains. That's why I moved to beautiful South Lake Tahoe, California almost 20 years ago. I have the best of both worlds in California--the beach and the mountains!