Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts English Language Arts - University of California, Santa Barbara Specializations in: ● Literature and the Mind ● Literature and the Environment ● American Cultures and Global Contexts Teaching Credential - California State University, Fullerton
My teaching philosophy centers on fostering a dynamic and inclusive learning environment that nurtures both academic growth and personal development. I believe in the power of literature to ignite curiosity, empathy, and critical thinking skills in students’ minds. Through a student-centered approach, I aim to create a classroom where every individual feels valued, heard, and empowered to express themselves. I emphasize the importance of active engagement, encouraging open discussions, collaborative projects, and creative expression. Additionally, I strive to connect curriculum content to real-world contexts, allowing students to see the relevance and applicability of their learning. By providing constructive feedback, I aim to instill confidence and a lifelong love for learning in each of my students. Ultimately, my goal is to inspire a community of lifelong learners who are not only proficient in English, but also equipped with the skills and perspectives needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.