from the runway to the hallway
My mission is to encourage my students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners, committed to enduring fundamental principles with a drive for innovation and improvement.
I can achieve my mission by empowering my students to become self-regulated learners who know how to ask good questions, set effective goals, pursue their aspirations and have the determination to see their learning as an active and dynamic process.
I believe educational outcomes are profoundly shaped by the teacher-student relationship, and I believe that my success as a teacher depends on that connection and building a foundation of trust with each of my students. By tapping into individual interests, talents, and passions, students blossom both individually and as a community.
I BELIEVE THAT THROUGH EDUCATIONWE CAN CREATE A BETTER WORLD.
MY APPROACH TO TEACHING IS:
Student-driven. A strong emphasis is placed on students finding their own information and constructing their own understandings.
Focused on conceptual understanding. Concepts are explored in order to both deepen disciplinary understanding and to help students make connections and transfer learning to new contexts.
Developed in local and global contexts. Teaching uses real-life contexts and examples, and students are encouraged to process new information by connecting it to their own experiences and to the world around them.
Focused on effective teamwork and collaboration. This includes promoting teamwork and collaboration between students but also refers to the collaborative relationship between teachers and students.
Inclusive, differentiated, personalized. Teaching is inclusive and values diversity. It affirms students’ identities and aims to create learning opportunities that enable every student to develop and pursue appropriate personal goals.
Data-Driven. Assessment plays a crucial role in supporting, as well as measuring, learning.
Technology-Integrated. Learning in a rapidly changing landscape requires high levels of information fluency, media literacy, and technology integration, all of which should be structured around computational thinking and digital citizenship, beginning in lower elementary
International-Minded. A way of thinking, being and acting that is characterized by an openness to the world, intercultural understanding, and respect. An essential part of life in the 21st century.
Awards & Nominations
Gamma Beta Phi
Lambda Phi Eta
National Honor Society Dean's Scholar
President's Award for Excellence in Education
Licenses & Certifications
Common Sense Educator - Common Sense Media
Computer Science Fundamentals - Code.org
Certified Nearpod Educator - Nearpod
Certified Apple Educator - Apple for Education
Elementary Education (1-8) - Utah School Board Of Education CACTUS 720003
BUNIM-MURRAY PRODUCTIONS/ E Networks
New York, New York
BABY PHAT SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION 2010, "MOROCCAN KISS”
Roseland Ballroom, New York