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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

Welcome to English Language Development (ELD)! I'm excited to start my fifth year at Coronado K-8! This year I am teaching ELD for grades KG-5th. My colleague, Mrs. Lewis is teaching ELD for grades 6th - 8th. Due to the present Covid situation, this year we have the opportunity to learn using two new models of learning; remote learning and hybrid learning! Though we will face many challenges, I'm sure our positive spirit and caring for one another will carry us through!

Defining Moment in Education: Throughout my life as a student, many teachers inspired and fueled my dream of becoming a teacher. In college, I took an English course which required me to be a tutor for one of Chicago's inner city schools. That was the moment I knew teaching was for me. Being an inner city student myself, I knew it was what I was meant to do.

Core Beliefs: Given the proper resources, support from our government and communities, we as a country can succeed in providing quality education for our students.

Prior Experience: I celebrated my 20th year in education this year! I started teaching at Gilbert Public Schools in Gilbert, Arizona. This will be my seventh year at Amphi! I'm looking forward to another great year!