I currently work as a kindergarten teacher. A position in which I am able to create a hands-on, active, and creative environment that focuses on each child's individual learning needs. Prior to my current position, I taught 5th grade and was the assistant coach for the Math Olympiad team. These experiences, as well as my background as a paraprofessional working with disabled and non-verbal students, have enabled me to develop a unique teaching style that is supportive of the diverse learning styles and needs of all students. Throughout my education experience, I have been able to polish my people skills, thus improving collaboration with fellow educators, communication with parents, and individual interactions with children.
Teaching and working with children is a passion I developed early on in life, practicing and perfecting many of my techniques on my neighborhood friends. Teaching is more to me than simple reading, writing, and arithmetic; it is opening the minds of children who may not have freedom to speak or express themselves openly at home; it is being a role model and providing an open-minded, compassionate, positive influence to children who may lack that elsewhere. Not only am I responsible and dedicated, I know that incorporating fun and creativity in the classroom is essential to learning and growth.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelor in Arts, Elementary School Teaching
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Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Science
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing