After more than 20 years in the insurance industry I returned to college to realize my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. In the last eight years I have taught 4th grade and 5th grade all subjects and seventh grade reading and writing. While teaching seventh grade my classes have included both honors programs and special education inclusion classes. Due to the nature of the population in the schools where I have taught, classes have included a large percentage of students for whom English is their second language. I currently hold a valid Arizona k-8 teaching certificate with a middle school language arts endorsement and a k-12 ESL endorsement.In part due to training and partly due to inclination my teaching style includes hands-on and creative activities as well as traditional teaching methods. For me, the best part of teaching is coaching individual students to progress.
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