As a disabled student, all during school and up to graduate school, learning was difficult. I had to study every summer during college, just to keep up. As a teacher, I had to find ways to cover these limitations in the classroom. When I couldn't spell a word, I would allow the students to correct me if they caught my mistake. In college, if a professor turned his back to the class, I couldn't read his lips, which would cause me to miss information. These issues could have caused me to drop out but it didn't. I hope that my experiences can enlighten both children and adults to keep pursuing their education despite their limitations. I have two basic approaches to learning--reading and keep learning about the world around you. As an anthropologist, I enjoy teaching about human behavior, artifacts, and the environment, These things can teach us about who we are, what we can do, and how to use our space. Students can learn a lot just by watching a film from another culture, examining an object, or visiting a forest. Education is more than a perfect score or a flawless paper. It is a vehicle to understanding yourself and others. My goal is to encourage and guide students to want to learn despite the odds. And to challenge them to see the world through a bigger lens.
Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Dominguez Hills - Bachelor in Arts, Cultural Anthropology
Graduate Degree: California State University-Dominguez Hills - Master of Fine Arts, Humanities
Well, I want to stay young so I keep busy. I love to read non fiction books. My biggest hobby is investing in people. Teaching others to invest in themselves.
College Level American Literature
Elementary School English
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
GED Social Studies
High School Writing
IB Literature and Performance
IB Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB Visual Arts
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing