Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Educational Leadership with Principal Certification M.A. Teaching B.A. Political Science
My teaching career began in San Leandro, CA as an American and British Literature teacher. In graduate school, I taught English to 9th grade students from East L.A. Moving to Texas, I became part of a self-contained ESL language center in Fort Worth where I worked with refugees and newcomers. Later, I taught 6th-8th ESL students at Robert T. Hill Middle School in Dallas. My students were on all ESL levels, ranging from SIFE, newcomers, and refugees to Advanced High English. I also served as the LPAC chair. At Benjamin Franklin Middle School, I taught 6th grade English/ESL, served as a LPAC co-chair, and wrote 7th grade ESL curriculum. I then became an LPAC/Intake Specialist and assisted and trained LPAC Administrators and Chairs in ESL compliance for over 50 campuses. In 2019, I joined Otto as a 7th grade English/ESL teacher. My current position is as a 7th grade SPED Inclusion ELAR teacher.
My degrees and certifications include a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, a M.A. in Teaching from the University of Southern California, and a M.A. in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification from the University of North Texas.
I believe that it takes only one student, one teacher, and one educator to change the world and I'm excited to be a part of it.