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I will begin my 5th year of teaching this fall. I've taught preschool, kindergarten, and various ages with a gifted program. My passion in the field is seeing the growth in students.

I myself strive for improvement in my field. I became a certified teacher in Illinois through Teach For America (one of 13% accepted of 50,000+ applicants in 2012) and Dominican University. I attended many optional TFA professional development sessions ranging from understanding the developing brain of an ESL student to special education rights of students and families. After my 2 year commitment I moved to New York City to work for a progressive charter school, Harlem Village Academies. I worked with top professionals in the education field at HVA; from Shelly Harwayne of Teachers College at Columbia, to nationally recognized educator, author, and presenter Sharon Taberski, to Harvard Graduate School of Education's Ron Berger. In my classroom at HVA I worked with a student who I helped go from being violent and academically behind to being the model student and on the track of being considered a gifted student.

Much of my growth and success is due in part to my habit of reflection. My two years of co-teaching experience allowed me more time to work with small group and individual instruction. I was able to track students more closely, get to know each student's learning style, and use it to plan for the coming days and weeks.

I'm a progressive teacher, using student interest to make learning fun and engaging. I know from my experience and research that using student interest and play based instruction will produce high results. And I know how to then translate that knowledge into proving it on various types of assessments: worksheets, reading assessments, etc.

In my spare time I enjoy reading non-fiction political history books. I also have begun sewing for myself and friends.

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of New England - Bachelors, Political Science

Graduate Degree:

 Dominican University - Current Grad Student, Early Childhood Education

Political History books, NYTimes, sewing, working out, and beach days.

College English

Elementary School Math

High School English

Homework Support

Other

Study Skills and Organization

Summer