I've been teaching for the last five years - the past two years as a 2nd/3rd SDC combo teacher and two years as a kindergarten SDC teacher. This year I start my journey as a 1st-3rd grade SDC teacher! Before I was hired as a teacher, I spent three and a half years working in a RSP room. I have a strong background in education and journalism. I am a NCLB highly qualified teacher in Multiple Subjects and English - and soon to be science! I have a Masters of Science Degree in Special Education with dual-teaching credentials in Special Education and Multiple Subjects (General Education). I also minored in Educational Technology.
I have a very student-centered approach for teaching. I try to act more as a facilitator for students' individual learning and try to encourage more responsibility from my students. I like having my students work collaboratively together and as peer tutors. I also emphasize independence and problem solving in my classroom.
I am a member of Pi Lambda Theta, a national honor society for educators. I was on the President's List (academic honors) each semester of my undergraduate career. As a graduate student, I became a member of the Golden Key Honor Society in recognition of being in the top 15% of my class at CSU Long Beach.
I attended a two-year college where I began working toward a degree in journalism. I soon discovered that I loved working with students and in the public school system. I transferred to CSU Long Beach and ended up switching majors from journalism to education. I graduated in May 2011 with a bachelors degree in liberal studies and dual teaching credentials in multiple subjects (general education) and special education. I finished my masters degree at CSULB in May 2014.
I love creating items for use in my personal classroom and I hope other teachers find my products just as useful! If there is anything I can custom create for you, please let me know!
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Speech Therapy, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Tools for Common Core, Summer