BA Montclair State Universiity (LinguisticsEducation)
As a Montclair State University alum with a degree in Linguistics Education, I have taken all of my amazing experiences to pursue my dreams as an educator. Over the years I have used my passion for teaching and enthusiastic personality to help students find their passions, dreams, and interests in order to create an exciting learning environment.
Throughout my college career I was co-founder and President of a club sports program directly affiliated with Special Olympics of New Jersey. During my sophomore year of college I did substitute teaching for Central Regional School District.
I have worked in a school district for several years that is ESL/ ESOL inclusive. I also did my clinical student teaching hours in Newark, New Jersey where I had to create lessons that are interchangeable for students with various language barriers. I strongly stand by the fact that students should feel comfortable using their natural language and are encouraged to be unique.
As a Linguistics Major, I have passed four levels of American Sign Language and have joined several Deaf organizations.
Growing up, I was never the brightest or best student in the classroom. I grew up having tutors after school for some subjects. This is where I found what I was most strong at and because of this I am certain that I can break down the material and relate to students needs. As a Montclair State University alum with a degree in Linguistics Education, I have taken all of my amazing experiences to pursue my dreams as an educator. Over the years I have used my passion for teaching and enthusiastic personality to help students find their passions, dreams, and interests in order to create an exciting learning environment.
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My current job is a teachers assistant at Search Day Program in Ocean Township, which is a school for autistic children ranging from ages 5-21. My daily duties consist of creating and organizing a structured lesson plan for the day, as every TA is one on one with an individual student and responsible for covering all content area. Since becoming a staff member, I have undergone intensive teacher training, and received other CPI and other health and safety certifications. I believe that with my patience, understanding, experience working with children with autism, and enthusiasm for what I do will capture the attention of your children and help to grow their independence.
I currently work in an early elementary classroom in a school for autistic children. From my experiences thus far and including my current position I am confident in my ability to adjust myself depending on the student and the day. At this critical time in a learners life, the brain is a sponge craving knowledge so it is important be thorough, repetitive, and extremely engaging so that these young learners begin to love what they are doing. As an elementary teacher, I do stress individuality in learning techniques and style.
As a Teacher's Assistant at Search Day Program, I am responsible for working with my students to ensure that they practice hand writing skills daily. I understand the occupational therapy behind handwriting. Since we have such a diverse student body at my school, I have experience catoring and quickly coming up with ways to cator to specific students needs.
I have been playing lacrosse for about 12 years. In those years I have played on a New Jersey state showcase team, an Under Armour Show case team, and at the collegiate level where I was a four year starter. I have tons of experience working clinics, camps, as well as one on one training. My passion for the sport makes a fun learning environment!