I am an ESOL 9th grade teacher. I have been teaching for three years. Before that, I was a social worker for eight years and a nonprofit supervisor for seven years. I also taught life skills at a residential treatment program for children in foster care about to age out of the system. I graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English and History with a minor in sociology. Currently, I am working on a Master's degree. When I was younger, I traveled through Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. I have been married for almost 17 years and have three children.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is being able to impart hope and guidance in my students. I love being able to relate English class to current events and social issues and I try to make my classes as relevant as possible to our world today.
Students are required to read for 30 minutes a day each day outside of class. They have a reading log that goes home and is always due on Thursdays. They are welcome to visit the school library or check a book out from my library in my classroom.
This year, the students are doing research on careers. They will have a research project and paper that will discuss a career they are exploring.
Some websites that students have access to at home to practice are: