I currently teach in NYC at a transfer school, and previously taught in Tampa, FL at a traditional high school. For those of you who are unfamiliar with transfer schools. They are small, academically rigorous, full-time high schools designed to re-engage students who have dropped out or who have fallen behind in credits. I teach Living Environment, Earth Science, Animal Science, and AP Computer Science Principles.
My teaching style involves getting my students more engaged in the work by building their confidence. My students tend to be very low-level and have poor attendance because of this. Often times they would rather not answer something than to answer it and get it wrong. To combat this I design my lessons in a familiar format. All of my notes look the same, and are designed the same way even if they include different activities. I try to make all of my lessons fun, and engaging with activities, but keep the format the same so students can spend less time figuring out what to do, and more time interacting with the content.
- National Association Biology Teacher: Conference Speaker 2018; Discussing how to engage overage and under-credited students. -ETS Recognition of Excellence for scoring in top 15% on the Praxis II Biology Content Exam. -Americorps Service Member 2017-18 -Math for America Early Career Teacher Fellowship. - New York City Teaching Fellow -Independence High School: Teacher of the Month; January 2018
I studied Biology at the University of Florida, specializing in Animal Science/Medicine. Masters in Secondary Science Education at Lehman College, NYC.
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