Hello! I am a life long learner, a passionate educator, native speaker of English, bilingual in Spanish and always on the look out for my next new favorite book. My philosophy on learning is that it should be fun! Of course, I work hard with my students, but when we are having fun, I see the learning is effortless, endless, and the student success level in my classroom soars!
I knew when I was a little girl I knew wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I LOVED "playing school" and reading and mostly having fun with my mom! This childhood of mine has shaped my teaching philosophy immensely. As I grew up, I realized not everyone has the same background. I began volunteering with my mom when I was in elementary school. I loved helping out at Special Olympics and working with students who had various disabilities. Once I was in high school, I continued volunteering and started to use my knowledge of the Spanish language to communicate with younger children in a program for students at-risk. It was a wonderful mentoring program. My students and I loved having fun together. As an aspiring teacher, I had been so impressed with how much they were growing in confidence, attention to their tasks, and becoming respectful and responsible students as well. I am now a proud mommy to two very smart, very funny, very kind little girls of my own. With both of my girls in school full time now, and boy are they reading rockstars! I am really looking forward to spending more time doing what I love-teaching! There are so many amazing things to learn and discover and I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life long learning quest and I hope you will be part of it!
Undergraduate Degree: Roosevelt University - Bachelor in Arts, Reading Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: Olivet Nazarene University - Masters in Education, Reading Teacher Education
I love reading, baking, crafting, dancing, listening to music, spending time with my family, swimming, playing volleyball, basketball, and softball, drinking coffee, cooking, scrapbooking, journaling, aaaand more reading!
Certified Reading Intervention
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 Science
Middle School Writing
Orton Gillingham Reading
Study Skills and Organization