My dream of becoming a teacher began 24 years ago when I, too was about the Kindergarten age. I remember that as a child people would tell me that I had a magical power to heal people’s emotional pain with simply my smile and warmhearted charisma; I've always cared deeply about others. In elementary and junior high school, I had the privilege to volunteer in my Aunt's Kindergarten classroom and I instantly knew that serving children and families was where I belonged. I have been so honored to be serving the Limerick community for the past three years. This will be my fourth year teaching Kindergarten here at Limerick Elementary.
I received my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies and a minor concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences, along with my multiple-subject teaching credential in 2012 from California State University, Northridge. I also completed graduate school in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction also at CSUN in May 2015. My goal is to continue my education in Specialized Teaching and Instructional Strategies and eventually obtain my doctoral degree.
I believe that every child brings a wealth of educational and cultural experiences into the classroom. Before coming to school, each child has already encountered many teachers (parents, siblings, extended family, friends, neighbors, day-care, or preschool); this is what makes each one of them unique. I am very excited to find out who your little ones are and where they came from! Throughout the school year, I hope to promote self-discovery, and self-awareness. My goal is to foster independence and to help your Kindergartner gain and use necessary skills for working independently, in small groups, and with the class as a whole. All students can learn and each one deserves every opportunity to learn, grow, and make progress. I believe that students learn best through engaging hands-on learning experiences that they will be able to remember and recall when learning new information. Students also learn better in a nurturing, organized, peaceful environment where they give and receive respect, honesty, and love. I believe that learning and the love of learning is an on-going process that is built-upon each day and Kindergarten is the foundation for life-long success. Finally, I believe each child should be encouraged and guided to move beyond his/her current level of understanding in a way that they may grow into their potential capabilities.