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Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (Art Education)
Ottawa University, Tempe, AZ (Master's)
My bachelors degree is in Art Education. I am certified in both elementary and secondary. I have been teaching at the elementary level since 2000. I have taught 4 years of first grade, two years of second grade, one year of kindergarten and one year of early kindergarten. I have an ESL endorsement. I enjoy teaching students or adults English that have come from other countries. I also enjoy learning different languages. My bachelors degree is in Art Education. I am certified in both elementary and secondary. I have been teaching at the elementary level since 2000. I have taught 4 years of first grade, two years of … Read more
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I am a highly qualified teacher. I have an elementary certificate, a secondary certificate and a master's in guidance counseling (education). I taught elementary school for 11 years.
For six years I taught in an elementary school where most of my students were from other countries. Most of the students were Spanish speaking. This enabled me to use different strategies so that these students could learn. My ESL endorsement was very useful in helping me learn these strategies. My ESL endorsement is almost 30 hours.
After teaching first grade for four years you realize that phonics is very important in helping students learn to read. Phonics helps students analyze words so that they can read them. It is important for students to notice the silent e, short a or long a. Phonics is the key that helps students read.