All students are capable of learning; however, not every teacher is able to reach every student, and not every student can learn from every teacher. As an education system, we must provide opportunities for as many of our students to learn as possible – with that, we must also provide a multitude of means for students to prove their knowledge base. The strategies and methodologies used should be employed to allow for the students to achieve success within the classroom, within their communities, and a life long quality of life. Students themselves must come to understand their strengths and weakness, and how to engage for success in this fast-past, diverse, and complex world.
I received Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Special Education, both from New Mexico State University . I am a licensed teacher in the state of New Mexico.
I have over ten years of experience teaching in the classroom, while developing and maintaining effective working relationships among diverse, faculty, students and their families.
I am a martial arts instructor for families, children, and adults. I also conduct self defense courses for community organizations and am a mentor for at risk students.