I was a paraprofessional in kindergarten for 18 years. I love to work with children and help them grow and develop into independent, confident, and successful readers and writers; and it has always been my goal, as an educator, to continue my education and become a classroom teacher.
I am happy to say that have received my Masters degree and license in Early Education in December, 2012. In January, 2013, I obtained a position as a Title 1 teacher. This position consists of teaching children the basics of phonics and reading comprehension. In a small-group setting, we read both fiction and non-fiction, as required by the Common Core; we decode unknown words, discuss key questions, review story elements, and create writing samples, comprehension charts, and diagrams.
My philosophy is to have fun, use hands-on techniques, and encourage dialogue, while we learn. I enjoy playing games, such as Bingo and board games, as well as retelling stories with puppets or hand-made characters. In regards to the subject of math, I am also knowledgeable in certain methods to help students master mathematical skills and concepts; and believe that reading and writing is necessary when solving math word-problems.
Now that my children have grown, I have more time on my hands, therefore, I would love the opportunity to share this extra time by providing assistance in helping young learners keep up with the peers and prevent them from falling behind.
back to top