SELF Mini - This course is designed to provide students with focused instruction and strategies related to improving executive
functioning skills. Topics covered include organization, time management, test-taking strategies, effective study
techniques, note taking, self-advocacy, and problem solving.
Resource Language Arts 7/8 - This course will utilize a structured language approach that directly teaches all aspects of beginning language arts
incorporating a systematic, multi-sensory approach. Topics will include phonemic awareness, decoding, encoding,
vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency in passage reading. Development of writing skills through grammar and
usage will also be emphasized. We will be using the Language Live program to develop these skills.
This is my first year teaching. I recently graduated from ASU with a Masters of Education, with dual certification in Elementary Ed and Special Ed. My bachelor degree is in Fine Arts, also from ASU. I've worked in Mesa Public Schools and Gilbert Public Schools as a paraprofessional for a total of 9 years before going back to school to get my teacher's certification.
I am an Arizona native, and have lived in Mesa my entire life. I have three teenagers, three dogs and one husband that keep me busy when I am not teaching. I enjoy gardening, hot yoga, travelling, and concerts.