My years in education have afforded me the opportunity to wear several hats. As a teacher in the private, public and charter school settings, I have enjoyed tremendous satisfaction teaching History, English, and Writing to a wide variety of students with equally diverse learning styles, academic abilities and personal interests. I have taught GATE students, ELL students, as well as students with IEPs and special needs.
It has long been my view that all learning is contextual and that it is sustained by who we are, what we already know and how we as individuals learn. If we are to produce learners who are autonomous, inquisitive thinkers who question, investigate and reason, a process oriented school which promotes student centered learning, critical thinking, and problem solving is required. We should seek to create schools which advance the notion that teaching strategies should be dictated by how individual students learn and continue to deliver the curriculum to the student, not the other way around.
As a result of my mastery of content, ability to engage student interest and dedication to academic excellence, I can claim a proven record of continually increasing academic achievement. During my last three years at View Park Preparatory Charter School my students’ CST scores were the highest of all instructors not only in terms of their raw scores, but also in their greatest incremental improvement. Furthermore, my students produced the highest marks among all ICEF schools participating in the California mandated writing prompt.
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