Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Science in Education Walden University Certifications: Elementary Teaching Certificate, Grades 1-8 Reading, Grades 1-8 English Language Arts and Reading, Grades 4-8 English as a Second Language Supplemental Social Studies, Grades 4-8
It has been my privilege to have served as an educator for the past 16 years. During that time I have taught both reading and English at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels. I have taught 8th grade reading for the majority of that time and am excited to begin my seventeenth year.
I have a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in reading and a Master of Science Degree in Education with an emphasis in technology. My certifications include: Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8), Elementary Reading (Grades 1-8), English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8), English as a Second Language Supplemental (Grades 1-8), and Social Studies (Grades 4-8).
I look forward to working with you and your child this school year as we transition to an English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) block. This means students will have 90 continuous minutes of English and reading instruction. An ELAR block will allow for seamless instruction between the two disciplines providing your child with ample time to read self-selected books as well as whole class texts and reflect on those selections in writing.
It should be a promising year!
1st/2nd period (8:20 - 10:07) Pre AP English Language Arts and Reading block
3rd/4th period (10:11 - 11:46) Pre AP English Language Arts and Reading block
5th/6th period (11:50 - 1:26) English Language Arts and Reading block
D Lunch (1:30 - 2:00) 8th grade lunch
7th period (2:04 - 2:50) Conference
8th period (2:54 - 3:40) Reading Workshop