Degrees and Certifications:
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.- BA Marketing Communications ASU - Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Elementary Education Structured English Immersion Endorsement Middle Grades Language Arts Endorsement Early Childhood Endorsement
Mrs. Maria Aguilera Ramirez
I am very happy to teach English Language Development (ELD) at Coronado K-8! I am dedicated to teaching and empowering English Language Learners with the skills they need to succeed in their lives. Having been an ELL student, I value all the opportunities that our educational system made possible for me. Teaching allows me to share the gift passed on to me; the gift of learning.
Defining Moment in Education: Thanks to many outstanding and caring educators, I had many positive childhood school experiences which impacted my life forever. I adopted their sense of nurturing and caring. By providing our students with a caring environment that builds their self-confidence and encourages them to do better, our students will be successful and ready for their next goals.
Core Educational Belief: Given the proper resources, all of our students have the ability to achieve their educational goals.
Prior Experience: I taught 2nd grade at Rio Vista Elementary and 4th grade at Prince Elementary. Prior to teaching at Amphitheater, I taught ESL at Gilbert Public Schools. Prior to teaching, I worked in Public Relations for The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in Chicago, IL.