I was a substitute teacher for a few years, and I worked as an assistant instructor in a self contained Autism class. The last couple of years I have been working at a Montessori charter school as an after care instructor while taking classes in an alternative certification program. I just received my Permanent Certification in Prek - 3rd grade and Exceptional Education last May. Unfortunately I have not started teaching.
I believe in educating the whole child. I like hands on, interactive, interesting, engaging lessons. Character education is very important, not as a part time supplemental program, but intertwined throughout education. I want students to be tuned in, not turned off. I see class as a community, and students should be involved in the class as respectful, active, members. Every child should be able to work at their own level, while being encouraged and challenged. I should help them strive to reach their full potential, and insist that they can if they work really hard, even when things get really tough.
I graduated with honors from Brevard Community College. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida.
I received my AA from BCC, which was focused primarily in art. I Began classes for Graphic Arts at Florida Atlantic University, but after two terms I changed schools and degrees. I graduated from the University of Central Florida two years later, with a liberal studies degree and a minor in Early Childhood Education. After a couple of years not finding a teaching job, I went back to BCC and entered their Alternative Certification Program.
I have a wonderful husband Craig, who introduced me to TpT, since I've been out of work. He works with a communications company and is going to school to finish his BS degree. He is almost done! I have two beautiful kids. My Daughter Haley is 10 years old, loves fashion, cooking, drama, and dance, is very smart, has inattentive type ADHD, and Dysgraphia. My son Sebastian is almost 8, he's super sweet, sensitive, shy, loves dinosaurs, math, and Mine-craft.
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