A highly passionate bilingual education specialist with varied experience and expertise in teaching, professional development, and working with students facing learning challenges. An innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional skilled in fostering trusted relationships and communicating with culturally diverse staff, clients, students, and families. Fluent in Spanish
New York State: Teacher Assistant Level I (Expiration Date: 1/31/2023)
-Provide stand-alone ELL instruction with the use of evidence-based strategies to support the development of the English language in emergent bilingual students of varying proficiency levels.
-Create individual learning profiles and goals for all ELL students using data retrieved from classroom observations, formative, summative, interim, and standardized assessments.
-Facilitate professional development training for teachers in the areas of ESOL, implementing differentiation strategies for SIFE, ELL, and dually-classified ELL/Sped students.
-Consistently communicate with ELL students' families and arrange meetings with them as needed.
-Interpret for Spanish speakers in meetings utilizing bilingual mastery of education terminology.
-Support incoming SIFE students, familiarizing them with school structures and routines.
-Create authentic bilingual (Spanish-English) instructional materials for a Regents History class.
-Arrange weekly advisory meetings with six students in grades 7-8.
-Researched the culture, education, and social expectations within Eastern Africa so as to provide suggestions for differentiating lessons and promoting social development for students with autism.
-Completed a contrastive analysis of diagnostic assessments for autism in the US and Eastern Africa
to determine culturally and linguistically relevant diagnostic methods to be utilized.
-Coauthored the book chapter “
Promoting Social Communication: Instruction for Students with
Autism in East Africa,” which was published in the SLT Handbook for Springer.
-Pre-screened clients before intake and provided references to other attorneys if necessary.
-Interviewed clients and assisted them with completing their paperwork in English and Spanish.
-Maintained communication with clients to keep them informed regarding case progress.
-Wrote case summaries, took notes during trials/meetings, and maintained paper and electronic files.
Paralegal: Legal Terminology, Process, Ethics, Tort and Contract Law
Coursework: Writing in the Teaching Profession
-Writing of Fiction
-Movement Education: Early Childhood to Adolescence
-Reading and Writing in the Second Language: Development, Assessment and Instruction preK-6 (Masters Level course)
-Interpretation for Education
Dignity for All Students Spring 2016
Child Abuse Identification Training Spring 2016
School Violence Prevention Training Spring 2016
Learning A-Z Fall 2016
LGBT and Ally Network of Support Training Spring 2017
Supporting Secondary Entering Through Transitioning ELLs in ELA
and ENL Part I & Part II Fall 2018
Ensuring Language Access and Educational Opportunities for ELL Students Fall 2018
Coaching for Equity, Language and Literacy Spring 2019
Supporting Multilingual Learners: Equitable and Guided
Reading Assessments Fall 2019
Basics of Spoken Language Interpreting in Education (University of Arizona National
Center for Interpretation) January 2020
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