I currently teach English Special Education in a high school setting. I've worked with many students with varying disabilities. I am able to differentiate instruction so that all of my students' learning goals can be met. I received my Bachelors in English at Montclair State University. Shortly after, I received my Master of the Art of Teaching degree at Montclair State. I hold two certifications, English and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.
Before teaching, I served as a mentor and English tutor to college students. I enjoy working with students because I love to see students become actively engaged in their thinking. I believe that the classroom is a great place to practice collaboration, social skills and metacognition while inviting students to advocate for themselves.
One of my favorite quotes is "if a student can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" by Ignacio Estrada. This statement holds true to the fact that all students can learn. We need to be appreciative of the diverse ways our students think and create meaning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Montclair State University - Bachelors, English
Graduate Degree: Montclair State University - Masters, Teaching
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Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that all students can learn. We, as teachers, need to be able to use multiple ways to differentiate instruction so that all students have the opportunity to succeed.