If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I am currently the academic dean of a K-6 elementary school. My focus is on the academic success of all students, providing support to teacher with struggling students, and providing professional development to teachers.
How many years have you been teaching?:
9 years of teaching first and second grade
I have been a primary grade teacher for the past 9 years, working with population with over 70% English learners, and 95% socioeconomically disadvantaged. I now work as an academic dean with a K-6 elementary school with the same district. My primary focus is the academic success of all students, leading student study teams, and supporting teachers with student interventions. I also lead team working on bringing the Maker initiative to all students in our district, K-6 so that students have hands on science and engineering experiences and develop 21 century learning skills.