My philosophy of education centers around actively engaging students in higher level thinking activities, content-based discussions, and interactive learning. I believe that each and every student has an individualized learning path and I must proactively motivate, inspire, and support this student by maintaining high expectations and a focus on academic gains. Additionally, I maintain a clear and consistent line of communication with the parents and other educational stakeholders of the student to provide an academic support system.
I have been an educator for over 11 years and have occupied various roles in the educational system on all levels in both the public and private sector. I am currently a Doctoral student (EDD) at Nova Southeastern University. I have worked within the Broward County Public School District for over nine years starting as a classroom teacher and eventually being promoted to curriculum specialist and remediation coach in reading and mathematics. I have also been heavily involved in after-school tutoring programs. I served as a site coordinator for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and SES tutoring program, which offered students supplementary academic remediation and enrichment activities after the regular school day. I trained and supervised the tutors of these after-school tutoring camps in all subject areas and curriculum. I am a certified Clinical Education Instructor, which is a mentoring and training program that promotes a methodical system of screening, conferencing, and developing new teachers to attain successful instructional strategies in the classroom. I also have my Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership providing me with credentials to be a school administrator. I believe that my experience and knowledge of specific teaching methodologies and strategies has provided me with the tools to help any student achieve academic gains and a motivation for learning.
Undergraduate Degree: Niagara University - Bachelor of Science, Business
Graduate Degree: Nova Southeastern University - Masters, Educational Specialist
Athletic background and has related especially well to students.
Elementary School Math
FCAT 2.0 Prep
High School English