Educational Background-Degrees and CertificationsM.Ed. Northern Arizona UniversityEducational Leadership(Principal Certification)MST Pace University, NYCTeachingSecondary English(7 - 12 Certification)Highly QualifiedBA Pace University, Pleasantville, NYCommunications and LiteratureWelcome to 7th grade Language Arts at Sossaman Middle School. We have an exciting, engaging, and challenging 2019-2020 school year in store for us! I am thrilled to be part of the Spartan community and to embark on another year of learning and growing together.Arizona has been my home for the past fifteen years. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Literature and my Master’s Degree in Teaching from Pace University. Additionally, I completed a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2008.
The start of this school year begins my nineteenth year of teaching. I began my teaching career in Brooklyn, New York and this will be my seventeenth year instructing 7th graders. I enjoy working with middle school students and tapping into their creativity, enthusiasm, and energy. I look forward to creating a positive, enriching, and successful learning environment with all my students.
I am also delighted to continue to be an active contributor to the growth and advancement of the ELASS class for gifted learners. Mr. MacKenzie and I are eager to co-teach once again to explore history with the integration of literature, music, and art during our block period co-taught class.
I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe, motivating, and productive learning experience in my classroom. It is my hope that we can be partners in the learning process. I will keep you up-to-date regarding our curriculum, assignments, and assessments via Canvas along with project sheets, e-mails, and gradebook updates.I look forward to a wonderful school year!Go Spartans!