Phone: 303-467-5363 ext. 7250
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in Special Education K-12 Endorsement/Highly Qualified in English Language Arts, (Secondary).
What is up Lincoln Academy! I am back for another year... with a twist. I had such an amazing experience teaching 5th Grade Language Arts last year and loved every second of it. Last year was both literal and a figurative "World on Fire," but the kids made my time in the classroom piece of cake. As the story goes, there is birth from the ashes, and new beginnings start. Well, my new beginning here at Lincoln will be in building A teaching 7th grade Language arts. Here's to 2021/2022!!!
For the past 7 years, I have taught English Language Arts, 6th,7th, and 8th grade at a small private school in Longmont Colorado, and one year of 5th-grade here at Lincoln. Being an educator is my true calling in life. I have nothing but great experiences in the classroom. I set out on my journey as an educator at the University of Northern Colorado, where I received my bachelor's degree in Special Education. I was ready for the professional world after graduation when a hiccup in my plan occurred. I was hired as a middle school English teacher... Trying to live by my code as a teacher, being a lifelong learner, I pursued an endorsement in the current field I was teaching in. I entered into a program and became "Highly Qualified," in the area of secondary English Language Arts. I continue to pursue growth as an academic and as a whole individual and am always trying to better myself.
I come from a long line of educators. More closely my Dad was a principal for a number of years, and my Mom finished her long career as an assistant principal. I come from an Italian family, which means heated discussions with a lot of hand movements and delicious food. Family and friends are the two things I value most, with good food following not far behind. Without the support I have received from everyone, I would not be here at Lincoln today.
When I envision the "perfect classroom," it's not posters, charts, quiet students, and a presenting teacher... I envision noise. My perfect classroom is where students are so engaged about a topic they can't contain themselves to keep quiet. I want students to feel free to express their ideas and thoughts and have those meaningful conversations between themselves and the teacher. I want students to find a passion for what they are learning. Whether it be in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Stem, Science, Music, Art, or P.E., I want to hear about it.
I am so excited to get started and have a million more things to say, but I will leave you with this quote: "You don't have to be crazy to live in this world, but it helps," Dr. Seuss.