Originally from Los Angeles. Moved to Washington DC to study teacher education at American University and teach for DC Public Schools. After teaching in the classroom for 2 years, I am excited at the prospect of working with learners in an online platform.
I am a licensed social studies teacher in Washington DC for grades 7-12 (expires June 2019). I began my career teaching an 11th grade ELA/special education class at Woodrow Wilson High School through the DC Peace and Economic Justice Program. Then, I taught social studies for grades 6-8 at Noyes Education Campus. My most recent position was at Cesar Chavez School for Public Policy. At this institution, I taught an 11th and 12th grade public policy and thesis course.
Cesar Chavez School for Public Policy, Washington, DC, Public Policy and Thesis Teacher
2015 - 2016
Taught 11th and 12th grade public policy and thesis course. Implemented project-based unit and lesson plans backwards mapped to DC state social studies standards. Collaborated with public policy manager to monitor and evaluate student thesis projects.
Noyes Education Campus, Washington, DC, Middle School Social Studies Teacher
2014 - 2015
Developed social studies curriculum for grades 6-8 based on DCPS scope and sequence documents and rigorously aligned to Common Core standards. Utilized differentiated instructional methods and materials based on students’ standardized test scores, scholastic reading inventory (SRI) data, and accommodations outlined in student IEPs.
Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC, ELA/Special Education Co-Teacher
2014 - 2014
Delivered specialized human rights curriculum to 11th grade ELA/special education class through the DC Peace and Economic Justice Program. Implemented project-based lesson plans designed to engage students in a participatory exploration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and guiding them towards becoming social change agents.