- 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.
Halloween Rhyme Time
Take advantage of Halloween to teach young readers and writers about rhyming words, adjectives, and figurative language.
The Power of a Project
How does PBL differ from a basic thematic unit? Discover the answer to this important question. A bulleted comparison is made between each type of teaching method, example projects are included, and a full "how to" is laid out in an easy to follow format. Four great hand chosen lessons are included.
Anti-Bullying Efforts in the Elementary Classroom
Help prevent bullying from ever beginning with these simple strategies for implementing class meetings.
Warm Up with Winter Writing
Try these cool writing lesson ideas that promote creativity and increase vocabulary.
Read Between the Lines
Build comprehension, inference, and conclusion skills by encouraging learners to see the importance of reading between the lines.