MY EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

7TH GRADE HUMANITIES TEACHER - HIGH TECH MIDDLE

August 2020 - current

  • Design and teach interactive, culturally responsive, project-based 7th grade English Language Arts and Social Sciences lessons that are in line with school and state curriculum standards

  • Facilitate discussions in which students will respond to diversity by building empathy, respect, understanding, and connection

  • Create lessons in which students will develop language and historical and cultural knowledge that affirm and accurately describe their memberships in multiple identity groups

  • Work with a team of educators to assess student progress and understanding of concepts before and after product completion

STUDENT TEACHER - HIGH TECH MIDDLE

August 2019 - July 2020

  • Develop and teach interactive, culturally responsive 8th grade Humanities and Math lessons that are in line with school and state curriculum standards

  • Enrich student learning experience by implementing technology and universal design for learning strategies in the classroom

  • Assess student progress and understanding of concepts before and after assignment due dates

  • Maintain open lines of communication with students and staff to address any issues with material, content, and behavior

SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT - HEARST ELEMENTARY

February 2019 - June 2019

  • Provided instructional and emotional assistance to a third grade student with autism

  • Developed a system of encouragement that worked with student’s assets to increase concentration and participation in the classroom and completion of assignments

  • Monitored and recorded student’s progress and behavior in order to meet IEP needs and goals

ART AND YOGA INSTRUCTOR - LITTLE BIRD DESIGNS, LLC

2010 - 2019

  • Taught kindergarten through 5th grade students artistic theories and how to recreate them

  • Doubled attendance in my art and yoga classes because of the quality of education and enjoyment provided

  • Taught classes around the country on mindfulness art projects

  • As the Supply Coordinator and Manager of Art Corps at Hearst Elementary I worked with other volunteers, teachers, and the principal in order to ensure that every child at Hearst Elementary had access to a quality art education and supplies

  • Completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course through an accredited yoga studio

  • Volunteered as a yoga instructor for adults and children at The Ronald McDonald House

  • Completed a 20-hour Trauma-Informed Teaching course

 

MY EDUCATION

August 2019 - current

HIGH TECH HIGH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Teacher Apprenticeship Program


In Year One, I participated in an immersive student teaching experience in an 8th grade Humanities and Math class in order to obtain a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. In Year Two, I will build on this foundation, earning an M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning while working as the teacher of record in a local school. Throughout the program, I will have extensive opportunities to practice and reflect on my teaching through personalized projects which integrate theory and practice.

I will learn how to design equitable learning environments which provide access and challenge to all learners through deeper learning and culturally responsive pedagogies.

2002 - 2005

UCLA EXTENSION

Foundation Level Certificate in Interior Design

In this program I explored the history of environmental arts, fundamentals of interior architecture in both commercial and residential interiors, color theory and more. I learned how to use and was a Teaching Assistant helping other students learn ArchiCAD (a widely used computer drafting program). Through several classes skills for freehand drawing and drafting to communicate design concepts were developed. The program covered a diverse curriculum providing essential skills for working in the field of residential, hospitality, and commercial design.

1998 - 2002

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

By thinking across current categories and boundaries and critically interrogating art history itself, I was encouraged to question the canon, to rethink the relationships between margins and centers, and to practice a socially and politically responsible art history. Courses included Pre-Columbian Meso-American Art, Chicanx Art, Art of the French Revolution, 20th Century Architecture, Art of Ancient China, Spanish and Italian language courses, and more.