- B.A. English, minor in Educational and Applied Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara
- Multiple Subject Teaching Credential California State University, Northridge
- M.A. Elementary Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction
I have been an elementary school teacher for over 7 years. The majority of my teaching experience is with young English Language Learners who come from very low income families in Los Angeles, CA. I am currently working as an Intervention Coordinator where I analyze our school’s test scores to create an effective intervention program for our most struggling students. I am also passionate about maintaining a strong arts education for all students and have experience creating an integrated visual arts curriculum. I have presented at numerous teaching conferences throughout California on topics such as Project-Based Learning (science), Integrating Language Arts with Visual Arts and Action-Research in the Elementary Classroom.
The Crayon Box that Talked: Welcoming Indviduality
Just like a box of crayons, every child has a special way of contributing to the greater picture.
Teaching Writing: Is There a Right Way?
Delve into CCSS by implementing a writer's workshop model complete with mini-lessons, shared writing experiences, and author celebrations.
Kid-Code: Developmentally Appropriate Spelling
Carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate spelling lessons and expectations can keep young writers focused!
Fun Field Trip Funding Ideas
Whether it's a lack of funds or lack of time, check out these great ideas for getting creative with field trips.
Growing Learners: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Investigating Plants and Flowers
Engage young scientists in these inquiry-based lesson ideas to spring into learning about nature.