Degrees and Certifications:
I began my career as a bilingual teacher at Dolphin Terrace Elementary in 2005. I was blessed to work there for six years and refine my craft alongside some wonderful colleagues. I taught second, third and fourth grade in this amazing campus. In 2011, I was given the opportunity to become a literacy leader at East Point Elementary. I spent three years coaching teachers and staff on best practices in reading and writing. Three years later, I moved to REL Washington Elementary to become an interventionist. During this time, I also completed a master's program at Grand Canyon University. In 2016, I earned a master's degree as a reading specialist. At REL, I had the pleasure of teaching dyslexia students and watching them grow in reading, which is my passion. I love reading because it allows you to travel to unknown lands and embark on adventures beyond our lives. I hope to bring joy, passion and fun to Chester Jordan elementary. The library is open for everyone to come and fall in love with a book.
The following books are some of my favorites, you can find them at the library:
Wonderby RJ Palacio Year Published: 2012
This book is about acceptance and finding yourself in a world that can be very unforgiving. The main character shows us how a kind heart is the most attractive quality one can possess.
A Series of Unfortunate Eventsby Lemony Snicket Year Published: 1999
This series about three siblings whose parents died in a fire is full of mysteries and adventures. Read it for never ending thrills.
Charlotte's Webby E.B. White Year Published: 1952
This is a classic story about friendship and what it means to be there for someone you care for.
The BFGby Roald Dahl Year Published: 1982
In the witching hour, you will be surprised what is beyond the shadows. A young girl, a friendly giant... the adventure of a lifetime.
Refugeeby Alan Gratz Year Published: 2017
Alan Gratz is one of my favorite authors, this young adult novel is a wonderful book detailing the struggles of three children as they look for a home away from home.