EDUCATION I am a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY. I am a proud member of class of 2015 I have bachelors degrees in Psychology, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education I am currently working on obtaining my Masters degree for Elementary Education
WHAT WOULD I BRING TO THE CLASSROOM? Adventure, and room for imagination Lessons today have sometimes become boring because they resort to straight lecture. It is important that students can be imaginative and create their own stories, or go on their own adventures by acting out scenes from a book. Or maybe even seek to go on a field trip, so students can experience the content of the lessons in the real world.
WHAT WOULD I BRING TO THE CLASSROOMCONTINUED An open mind- I will be willing to try new things and adapt my lesson plans to better differentiate expression. A kind heart- I promise to love all my students and treat them with equality and will help them reach their potential. Excitement!- I want my classroom to be fun and welcoming, a place where students are excited to come to, where they can learn in interesting ways.
MY PERSONAL INTERESTS Writing Dancing Reading Being around kids Animals Beach Traveling Rollercoasters
TECHNOLOGY I USE Computers Smart boards iPads/apps Projectors Television/video Learning how to use Assistive Technology Educational Software
EXPERIENCES Internship with St. Leo Elementary School, Lincroft NJ (senior year of high school). Once a week for 6 weeks I spent the day in a first grade classroom. I got to learn about all different types of students, and how to make use of the smart board, truly an amazing experience. Student taught senior year of college Nanny over the summer, so I have a great understanding of how to care for kids, and how to let them use their imagination Observed my cousin teach her freshman and junior classes at Sheepshead Bay High School, In Brooklyn NY. It was interesting to see how different the school was compared to my high school in NJ. I learned a lot about how to reach all students’ needs, especially since my cousin taught an ESL class. It was an amazing experience.
WHAT TYPES OF THINGS WILL I DO WITH MY CLASS? Webquests-. Students will work in groups to solve real-world problems using webquests Project- Based learning activities, so students can collaborate and put their own individual talents together. Class debates and discussions- It is important that students express their ideas, and listen to others’ ideas on a specific topic. Create a class video- I would love to give the students a topic and together we can designate roles and create a class video to represent the topic. Music- Students will listen to and interpret music, as well as create their own lyrics.
I PROMISE AN EXCITING YEAR FILLED OF…Laughter New experiences Happiness CreativityCuriosity Potential Discovery New Beginnings