Focus On Faculty
Jul 24, 2012
General Education Department Chair; Instructor of English Composition, Oral Communications, Written Communications, Preparatory English, Spanish, and Preparatory Math courses; Holds an associate’s degree in humanities, a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education, and a master’s degree in English.
Faculty member since 2006
“I have always wanted to teach. When I was little, I used to line up my stuffed animals and ‘take attendance.’ I always admired teachers and encouraged my family, friends, and students to learn new concepts and ideas.
I respect my students’ various life experiences. Many of them have come from hard times, but they have all found their way back to improving their lives despite their past circumstances. I also admire that my students are multi-taskers. Most students have to balance their academic lives with their family and career responsibilities, which takes a lot of dedication.
I like to set goals for my students, use differentiated instruction and change my teaching styles to accommodate multiple learning styles. I like to build upon what they already know and use real life situations to explain points. I like to do a lot of peer tutoring where students can help each other and build lasting academic friendships.
One of my greatest rewards as an instructor is watching my students graduate and succeed. Or that moment when the light bulb goes off and they understand and get excited about what they are learning.”