I have been working in the education field for more than 20 years, starting with preschool children in El Paso, TX. I moved to Dallas to complete my schooling and have been teaching in the public school system for 17 years as a bilingual teacher. I have taught all core areas in grades K through 8th.
I enjoy hands-on, kinesthetic teaching. I like to have my students out of their seats, using manipulatives, movement or even singing. I like providing plenty of visuals by creating colorful anchor charts and showing videos such as Brainpop, Study Jams or Youtube. In addition, I employ a strict but loving learning environment. I teach and lead my students to do open activities, making them responsible for their learning while learning how to run a positive classroom environment. They know I have high expectations. I hold them accountable, and they always rise to my level of expectations.
• Made great gains in Math STAAR (88% passing, 19% advanced in 2016) (93% passing, 30% advanced in 2017) • Teacher of the Year (Dallas Independent School District) 2015-2016 and Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 • Earned Teacher of the Year for academic year 2015-2016 • Awarded the Merit Walker Scholarship at SMU • Graduated with Honors with a Master in Bilingual Education from SMU • Earned TEEG grant for significant gains in 6th grade SAT-10 Science • Designated Master Teacher for 90% achievement of Reading TAKS in DISD for the 2006-2007 school year • Awarded scholarships- Southwestern Education & Dr. EN Jones Foundation at DBU • Designated Teacher Assistant of the Year for the El Paso County Head Start Program (1994-1995)
• A.A. in psychology from El Paso County Community Collete • B.A. in psychology from Dallas Baptist University • B.A. in interdisciplinary academic from Dallas Baptist University • M.A. in bilingual education from Southern Methodist University
In addition to my schooling and experience, I am a single mother of two young men. They are the joy of my life. My activities include working out, action movies, attending church on the weekends, reading, writing, and creating teaching products and materials. I have aspirations of becoming an author for children, owning my own business, traveling the world, learning a third language and martial arts.