I am thrilled to be part of Stellar Elementary as an ELD teacher. I have a passion for languages and for motivating children to learn new languages. I believe all children can learn and be motivated to learn.
I grew up in Venezuela and moved to the US to get an education. I graduated from Florida International University in Miami with an Engineering degree. I worked at Lucent Technologies for ten years before deciding to become a teacher. I attended National-Louis University in Chicago to obtain a Master's Degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in English as a Second Language and Spanish Bilingual Education. I hold teaching certifications from State of Colorado in K-6 elementary education, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Bilingual Education Specialist in k-12, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education in K-12. I've been teaching ELD at Stellar Ellementary for the past four years.
I have been married for 13 years. I enjoy sewing, quilting, paper crafts, hiking, biking and nature.
I am looking forward to a great new year at Stellar!