My career in education began teaching English in Italy in a small village near Treviso, Veneto. I've been teaching middle school language arts and social science in southern California for the past four years. Currently, I am working on my Master's degree in Educational Administration. Teaching is truly my passion as I continuously seek resources and effective strategies to improve my instruction.
It is my goal for my students to be as passionate about the content as I am. I believe in a student-centered approach to teaching where I give students as many opportunities as possible to be creative, make meaning, become experts, and think critically. As a Google Certified Educator, I enjoy integrating technology into my lessons. I believe that technology should be used in a classroom to expand on content in a rigorous, engaging, meaningful, and fun way!
Google Certified Educator, Lead Teacher in Technology
California State University, Long Beach - Master's in Educational Administration California State University, Long Beach - Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (Supplemental English Authorization) University of California, Santa Barbara - B.A. in English, History Minor
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History, Computer Science - Technology, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Close Reading