A 13-year veteran teacher, I have been teaching in a Title I school since January 2005. I just graduated with my M.Ed. in Child Development in April 2015, and I am currently a doctoral candidate. I am working on my doctorate in education, organizational leadership in K-12 education. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade in all subject areas. I was lucky to be offered a dream job and am currently the music teacher in my school teaching music to grades preK-6th grade, including special education students with autism and other developmental delays. I also teach remedial reading in RtI. I first worked as a PPT at a school located in a low-income area while working on my bachelor's degree. I also worked as a PPT for a Title I program at a private school, working with 7th and 8th grade with remedial readers. After graduating in 2004, I was hired at a public school where I am still currently teaching. I graduated with my BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. The school is located in a rather low-income area and has a high population of ELL and SPED students.
"Teach them, care for them, love them...as you would your own." I teach music to all my students. Music is an important part of education as it is important in life. I teach the flutophone and ukulele to my students. I sing and play the piano, guitar, and ukelele, and I do these with my students. They love it! I believe in education children in a holistic sense. "Maslow before Blooms..."
Dean’s List (Chaminade University of Honolulu, all semesters from Spring 2002 – Fall 2004), Pi Lambda Theta (Delta Eta chapter) - Vice President, Education Club - Recording Secretary, Delta Epsilon Sigma
Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership in K-12 Education, Master of Education in Child Development (2015, 4.0 GPA), Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (December 2004, Magna Cum Laude)
Hawaii born, Hawaii grown...bringing ALOHA to academia and pedagogy.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Place Value, For All Subjects, For Administrators