Get to know Me! A micro-biography of Bonnie Heller
Hi!! I’m Bonnie Heller… I am a 5th grade teacher at Maximo Elementary School in St. Petersburg, FL. This is my third year of teaching at Maximo. Maximo is an inner city school that is currently in intervene status. There are many challenges that arise working at Maximo, but I would not want to be anywhere else!!
EDUCATION I hold a Child Development Specialist credential from PTEC I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at St. Petersburg College. I was very active in Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honor society which fosters educational excellence and promotes fellowship among educators. I am currently endorsed to teach Elementary Education K-6 Mathematics Grades 5-9 ESOL
University of Florida I am currently in my 3rd semester of the Teacher Leadership for School Improvement program. I hope to complete the Master’s of Education program in 2013. The specialization I chose was Educational Technology.
A little more about me… I enjoy reading I like to travel I seek adventure I love NATURE As a hobby I take pictures of sunsets I try to learn and experience new things My favorite times are those spent with my family
Let me introduce you to my family!!!!
My son, Jeff…
My boyfriend, Timm, and I…
And my father and brothers. My mom passed last Christmas.
We like to travel so enjoy a few pictures of our trips…
Why am I taking this class?? I want to stay on the edge of technology that can be utilized in my classroom. I want to be able to give students additional formats for learning, and I hope to provide additional means of expression in their work. I want to be ready to teach in an internet based setting because I believe that may be the context of the future. My previous educational experiences with technology in the classroom have included online videos, presenting PowerPoint's, and giving assessments and learning programs by utilizing the internet. I wish to expand my use of technology and make it more purposeful and useful to myself and my students.