Phone: (520) 696-6450 and 696-6189
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in EducationBilingual Endorsement Certification
I am an English Language teacher for Donaldson and Walker Elementary. I have been teaching for the Amphitheater School District since the year 2000. I teach Primary(K-2nd) and Intermediate (3rd-5th) students that are learning English as their second language.
I was born in Agua Prieta Sonara Mexico and immigrated to Douglas Arizona when I was seven years old. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors in Education with a Bilingual Endorsement. I decided to become an English Language teacher because as a child I also had to learn English and understand the process of aquiring a new language. I also love working with children and watching them grow academically.
My husband Marty and I have been married 35 years and have 4 grown children and two granddaughters. We have lived in Tucson since 1996 and love the weather and beautiful mountains that surround the city.
Defining Moment in my Education
My defining moments are when a student from another country enters my room with no English and by the end of the year is speaking, reading and writing English. I am so impressed and touched by their determination to succeed in school. It is also great joy to see them excell accademically and build their self confidence as they continue in their journey to learn English and compete with their classmates.
Core Educational Belief
I believe that all students have a desire to be successful in reaching their academic goals. It is my responsibility to recognize their strengths and areas of concerns and plan accordingly. I believe I should never give up on a child, but maintain a positive, encouraging, safe and orderly learning environment. It is imperative to work together with other teachers to ensure that all students succeed.
17 years at Nash Elementary as a Primary English Language Teacher
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