I've been teaching for 16 years at both private and public schools as well as city college. My area of specialization is English. In private school, I've taught Reading grades 6-8 and public school, which I am currently employed, I teach English to both 9th and 10th grades. During my time at La Guardia Community College, I focused on helping students prepare for the ACT Exam. I also had the opportunity to co-author a book called Interact With Act which focuses on close reading strategies to help students prepare for the ACT test.
I consider my teaching style to be very structured. I always start with an engaging activity that is timed and rigorous, such as an interpretation of a quote. My lessons are rooted in Common Core and I closely follow the strategies provided in Engage NY I also used collaborative strategies to help students with various annotation techniques to help them with close reading and interactive skills.
I just recently received an award in December 2014 Teachers of Tomorrow Award for Teachers who are new to the DOE and received Effective on their rating.
St. John's University and New York University
I feel blessed that I have found a career that is both challenging and rewarding. Although my days begin and end with school, I do find time to take dance classes to keep me fit both physically and mentally.I also have a passion for going to Broadway shows.