Effective language instruction and classroom management
Spanish Conversation Club
Effective language instruction and classroom management. Proficient in developing and performing engaging, communication-based lessons while cultivating students' enthusiasm for language learning. Rewrote both the K-2 and 6-8 curriculums in order to significantly raise the levels of students' oral and written Spanish communication. Students' improved performance led the FLES K-2 standards to be raised two levels from "novice low" to "novice high" after one year. Co-created the school's first Spanish Conversation Club. Led FLES team and mentored novice Spanish teacher (2013-present). Taught 7th grade Special Ed Spanish class. Translated weekly newsletter into Spanish. Consistent positive feedback from administrators, parents, and students.
Spanish FLES Teacher K
Independence Charter School
From August 2011
Family Services Coordinator and Outcomes Specialist
Latin American Community Center
October 2010 - August 2011
Served as a liaison between Spanish-speaking families and services available at the agency and in the greater community; tracked families' progress in reaching personal and professional goals.
BiCultural Executive Language Services
September 2007 - August 2010
Taught English as a second language to learner of all ages, both individual and small group instruction.
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Maryland
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