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Spelman College - Atlanta, GA (Early Childhood Education)
Johns Hopkins University - School of Education (Graduate Coursework)
I am T4 certified in Early Childhood Education (K-5) with a Bachelor's Degree from Spelman College (Cum Laude). I attended Johns Hopkins University for one year to study Severe Disabilities and Autism (no degree earned).
I am a passionate educator. I love the connections I am able to build with students. I have worked with children who are Mexican, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Honduran, Dominican, African-American, Chinese, Indian, and Caucasian. Every year of teaching, as a lead teacher, I've had at least three languages represented in my classroom. In diverse settings it is important for educators to understand the cultural traditions of each child represented in the classroom so all students are celebrated. One year I had holiday greeting cards made for the students and their families. The card said Happy New Year in English, Spanish, and Tamil. The Tamil speaking parents were so appreciative, because their Indian culture was not represented in our school at all, but in my classroom students knew about Indian food, traditional attire, and dances.
I am an advocate of second language learners learning English while maintaining fluency of their native language. I have a holistic approach to teaching English as a second language. Language should be taught in the natural environments of students (home, playground, grocery store, library, school) so that language is purposeful.
I am knowledgeable of the Common Core standards because I follow them everyday as a full time Kindergarten teacher. I am T4 certified in Early Childhood Education (K-5) with a Bachelor's Degree from Spelman College (Cum Laude). I attended Johns Hopkins University for one year to study Severe Disabilities and Autism (no degree earned).
I am a passionate educator. I love the connections I am able
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I am a T4 certified educator in the area of early childhood education. I teach according to Common Core Standards daily as a kindergarten teacher of Dekalb County Schools. My students are successful readers, writers, and mathematicians.
I have studied special education at Johns Hopkins University and I completed my student teaching requirement for Spelman College in an Autism resource room. I Have worked for Emory Autism Center as an academic tutor and family behavior specialist. I worked for Kennedy Krieger Neurobehavioral Unit as a clinical assistant. I worked as a 1:1 student aide at Saint Elizabeth School for Students with disabilities. I taught as the inclusion Kindergarten teacher at Woodward Elementary school for 2 years.