I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. During my coursework, I had wonderful and challenging experiences working in 1st-6th grade classrooms and student teaching for a 1st grade class in Flagstaff, AZ. After graduating, I had an opportunity to teach ESL to over seventy 1st graders and over fifty 2nd graders in a newly-started Honduran school with limited resources. In Honduras, I spent countless hours creating an ESL curriculum and hand-making ESL worksheets, assessments, and booklets for my students. After returning from Honduras, I accepted a position as a Title I Reading Coach Assistant. I made great progress with helping students fine-tune skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency and vocabulary. I have also worked as a Behavioral Health Worker at Northland Family Help Center in Flagstaff in which I aided youth in crisis to meet their behavioral, emotional, academic, and life goals one step at a time.
This past year I taught 1st/2nd grade at the Peaks school. I was very successful with using different techniques such as differentiated centers, projects and adapted lessons to meet each student at their level and interests. I also won the 2016 Sustainability in Education Award for a unit I created that involved the local Community Supported Agriculture and setting up our schools' first greenhouse. I recently moved to Tucson and have been teaching reading to Title I students and teaching ESL online to Chinese and Korean adults and children. I also received my K-12 endorsement and have been creating and implementing art curriculum to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
I am prepared to create lessons and larger units that align with standards and touch on multiple disciplines. I am confident and my creative and intellectual skills that aide in my ability to develop curriculum that is relevant, rigorous and very interesting. I strive to create cohesive lessons that help students move on from my class with a greater confidence, enthusiastic curiosity, and ability to critically think.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Northern Arizona University - Bachelor of Education, Elementary School Teaching
I love to travel, hike, run, read true crime stories, camp, paint watch movies and hang out with my dogs and loved ones.
AP Studio Art: Drawing
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School English
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
STAAR EOC Prep
Study Skills and Organization