Degrees and Certifications:
BA History Fordham University MS Elementary Education Canisius College MA Special Education/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education University of Colorado Boulder
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I'm currently one of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education teachers at Orchard Park Academy. I work with kinder to level 8 students who have more than one language or those with other language influences in the home.
My Background: In 1998 I jumped into the world of education as a fifth grade teacher in Baltimore City Schools. After a couple of years in Maryland, I headed to Melbourne, Australia where I taught first grade for four years. I made the move to Colorado in 2004 and have been at Skyline Vista/Orchard Park Academy since then.
For the first ten years of my teaching career, I've taught a variety of grade levels. After completing a Masters degree in Special Education/Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education I moved out of the classroom and into the world of language learners. I've been in my current position since 2009.
I'm fortunate to be able to work with our diverse population, guiding kids in their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.