Enthusiastic elementary educator providing creative lessons and engaging classroom instruction to promote the goals of literacy, critical-thinking, problem solving, collaboration skills and applications to everyday life for all students.
Although my original plan was to teach early primary, a Fourth Grade student teaching position in the Chicago Public School System changed my mind by allowing me to experience older students' curiosity and desire to learn. Since then, I've gain experience teaching Second, Third and Fourth Grades.
Development of reading and writing skills is critical for every student. I hold an endorsement in Language Arts, along with certification to teach Italian (strengthened by a semester in Rome and a year teaching in a Milan High School following my undergraduate education).
A Master's-level concentration in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), along with my own experience learning another language, have armed me with proven teaching techniques, professional resources and knowledge of the special requirements needed to teach in a diverse classroom environment.
Develop and implement units and lessons based on standards, materials available, student interest, and cross-curricular subjects.
Apply varied assessment methods to measure the knowledge gained by students and to improve student learning.
Working in both public and private, and in urban and rural schools, I have gained experience in diverse classroom settings. When creating lessons, I take students’ cultures, backgrounds, levels of knowledge/skills, and learning styles into consideration and provide multiple means of access to materials.
As a teacher I aim to encourage life-long learning in all my students. Exposing students to opportunities beyond the classroom is one way to foster a love of learning.
4th Grade – Washington Regions
4th Grade – California Missions
2nd and 4th Grade
Saint Bernadette Elementary
Saint Joseph Elementary
Sacred Heart Elementary
Red Bluff, CA
English Teaching Assistant
Liceo Leonardo da Vinci