Thank you for visiting my portfolio. Currently, I am a junior high school Language Arts instructor. As a result of this experience, I believe an effective environment for learning is a classroom in which students are actively engaged with academic language to discuss the content. In fact, these discussions occur amongst themselves and with me. This participation allows them to be the natural inquiry-based learners they are. How does this type of a classroom materialize? It is a result of progress monitoring and consistent support of the multiple intelligences found within the grade level. My direction of this collaborative interaction is fueled by frequent checks for understanding, authentic assessments, and constructive feedback.
When I am not working, I enjoy reading and participating in various outdoor activities such as swimming, batting practice, and running. Family is highly important to me, and studying the Spanish language is also a passion of mine.