Experienced as a secondary language arts/English instructor for 20 years. Other experience includes adult basic education/G.E.D. courses, adult literacy tutor, K-8 literacy tutor; chair, school leadership team. Courses taught include language arts, English I, English II, English III, ABE writing, creative writing, drama, publications/journalism/yearbook, computer applications.
Social Constructivist: project-based, inquiry-based, collaborative and cooperative learning are emphasized.
Certified by the State of New Mexico: Level III-A Instructional Leader K-12 Specialty Area License with endorsements in language arts, reading, TESOL and psychology
M.A., Education: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix B.S., Secondary Education, University of New Mexico B.A., English Literature, Rhode Island College
Considerable experience working with Native American second language learners.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation