Experienced Educator and Mentor with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Montessori education, Secondary Education, Educational Consulting, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Bilingual Education and ESL. Strong education professional with a Master’s Degree in Teaching and an AMI Primary Diploma focused in Montessori Teacher Education from The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis.
I have been a passionate advocate of child-centered education and Montessori education for more than two decades. Since 1999, I have worked as a classroom teacher with children aged three to fourteen. I have also worked as a parent educator and new teacher mentor since 2018. I firmly believe that a child-centered, non-traditional approach to the education of young children can vastly improve society. I am a contributing author to several nationally published journal articles, books and blogs on the topics of teaching, classroom management and Montessori education. I have experience studying Non-Profit Management and Design Thinking for the Greater Good.
Fear of viewing the world through a wider lens often inhibits us from gaining insights that would lead to systematic improvements.
Primary teacher for students ages 2.5-6: Instructs and plans individual and small group lessons in language, mathematics, science, social studies, music and art, as well as Spanish based on Montessori method of education.Website
Created and implemented dynamic, student- centered immersion Spanish curriculum for grades, with focus on excellent speaking, reading and writing skills PK-8
Many 8th graders entering high school at level 2 and 3 Spanish as freshmen
Developed Skype relationship with schools in Latin America
Raised tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of a medical clinic and fresh water project in Semachaca, Guatemala and traveled there to assist with the implementationWebsite
Instructed adult learners of English using standards and benchmarks - This was a short term positionWebsite
Created and implemented dynamic, differentiated Spanish curriculum without use of textbooks for all 3 grades.
Focused on excellent literacy skills for large population of native speakers -Coordinated and carried out weekend cultural field trips.
Taught U.S. History to Honor students.Website
Adjunct instructor of ESL to adult learners.Website
Planned and taught English language conversation curriculum for native Spanish speakers.Website
This is a website that I created dedicated to education the public on the value of Montessori education
Apart from being a passionate educator and mentor to new teachers, I enjoy practicing yoga, walking, reading, hiking and traveling. I also enjoy studying and investigating new educational and management methodologies.