I have been a teacher and a counselor for twenty-five years. Fifteen of those years, I was a teacher from pre-kindergarten through high school. Ten of those years, I was
an elementary and high school counselor.
During my time as a teacher I taught all subjects in first and fourth grades. I also taught ESL to kindergarteners through tenth grade. It was so rewarding to hear from administrators that I had helped those students move from the fiftieth percentile to the eightieth percentile in ESL! I have also taught ESL to students striving to be successful in college and adults trying to improve their English skills for their careers.
In addition to ESL, I have also taught Spanish to students from pre-k through high school. I taught Spanish to students in public and private schools. I had a great experience in the private schools because I was able to give more attention to each student because of the smaller classes. I truly enjoyed teaching students with learning disabilities. I have the patience to break down a lesson so that it is comprehensible to a student and I welcome questions from my students so that we can eliminate as much frustration as possible.
My experiences as a counselor also helped me identify a child’s emotional and intellectual needs and was able to relate to them in order to help them achieve their educational goals.
Sul Ross State University - Bachelors, Elementary Education
Sul Ross State University - Masters, Counseling
1st Grade Math
1st Grade Reading
1st Grade Writing
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Reading
3rd Grade Reading
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English