Welcome to the 4th grade! We are going to have a wonderful year! I have been with Sycamore Academy since its opening and have taught 4th through 6th grade. My goal is to make my class feel comfortable and at ease so they have a positive learning experience. A little about me... Education: MA in Cross Cultural Education at National University BA in Liberal Arts at San Diego State University with a specialization in Social Science Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD AA in Child Development at Grossmont College Training: Orff Schulwerk Music training Education by Design Levels 1 & 2 CPI-Crisis Prevention Intervention CPI- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention CELL- Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning CPR and First Aid SPARK (P.E.) Whole Brain Teaching Institute for Learning Centered Education, Footprints of Freedom History Project Participated in Seismic math professional development RCOE Common Core training related experience: Preschool Director of 2 years Preschool teacher of 4 years After school tutor K-12. This year I will continue to be a mentor teacher for beginning teachers in the CTI or Center for Teacher Innovation program. Also, I was lucky to add to my training and attend a conference for G.A.T.E or Gifted and Talented Education training and Footsteps to Freedom underground railroad tour. I am excited for a new fun year!