My MissionMy mission is to help my students achieve their learning potential by challenging them to do their best in all academic areas. I infuse technology into my classroom to better prepare my students for the future. I want my students to rise above their peers as successful adults, and have access to life-enriching opportunities. I encourage my students to take responsibilities for their actions while guiding them to make good choices with rewards and consequences. My students can always count on my support and assistance even when they leave my classroom. I express the importance of persistence and perseverance, and teach my students to learn from failures and reflect on past experiences. I instill in my students positive attitudes so they may face difficulties with ease. I ask my students to set goals for school and for life. Last of all, I strive to be a good role model for my students by being a life-long learner, treat others with kindness, and embrace diversity. In the 2020-2021 school year, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it is imperative for me to to provide the most effective and engaging online instruction and work closely with parents and students to keep the line of communication open and provent learning loss.My Teaching ExperienceI became a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary in the Santa Ana Unified School District in 1997. At King Elementary, I taught Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades. In 2004, I became the Site Technology Coordinator and Resource Teacher working with teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum. I conducted technology-enhanced and standard-based lessons in the computer lab for Kinder through 5th grade students. In 2007, I moved into the Technology Curriculum Specialist position for the district's Education Technology Department. My main job function was to support technology integration for teachers, as well as develop and conduct technology training for teachers and staff. I joined the excellent teaching staff, wonderful parent and student community at Glenn L. Martin Elementary as a Fifth grade teacher in 2010. In 2013, I became part the amazing Fourth grade team. In 2017, I returned to Fifth grade at Martin Elementary. I was selected as Martin Elementary's Teacher of the Year 2017-2018, SAUSD Elementary Teacher of the Year 2017-2018, and semi-finalists for Orange County Teacher of the Year 2017-2018. For the current school year, 20209-2021, I am excited to welcome a new 5th grade class using the remote learning format.
My CredentialsUniversity of California, Irvine, B.A. in Social SciencesConcordia University, Multiple-Subject Teacher CredentialWalden University, M.S. in Education TechnologyBCLAD in Mandarin ChineseSMART Exemplary EducatorKhan Academy Ambassador 2020 CohortGoogle Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2