I grew up in Willcox, Arizona, about an hour away from Tucson. Willcox is a very small town with only about 5,000 people. In high school I was a PeerPal, which is a peer mentor and I worked in the Special Education classroom my junior and senior years of high school. After I graduated in May 2014 I got a job at Willcox High School as a ParaProfessional. The next school year I worked at Cochise Elementary School also as a Special Education ParaProfessional. While working I finished my Associate's degree in Elementary Education. After that I transferred to the University of Arizona , where I am currently in the Mild/Moderate Special Education Teacher prep program.
•Erasmus Circle Scholar 2016 •Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society 2016
Philosophy of Education
Through the classes I have taken throughout college and in my experiences in classrooms I have developed a personal teaching philosophy that will be implemented in my future classrooms. I feel I have been prepared for an inclusive environment in which I will constantly look at my students' needs and ways that I can meet those needs for them to successful.
I believe that as educators we should do everything in our abilities to ensure that our students are becoming more independent and successful in everything that they do. I hope to have an environment that is inclusive to everyone and where everyone is given what they need to be successful.
As a special educator it is vital to celebrate the little successes. For our students, a small success is usually a giant success for them and it is important that we understand all of the work that has gone into those successes. A goal for myself and my future classrooms is to maintain a positive environment in which successes and achievements are celebrated.