a bit about me:
I am a 2019 graduate of the M.A.T. program from Rhode Island College, and a 2023 graduate of the MEd. (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) program. I currently teach in the Providence Public Schools at Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School.
I am certified to teach Elementary School in Rhode Island with an additional ESL certification. With experience working at the elementary level (in a Self-Contained Autism classroom and 4th Grade Integrated ESL), as well as in activities outside of the traditional classroom, I have a diverse background with much to offer.
My career prior to 2019 had consisted of a variety of marketing experience. I decided to take this journey to become a teacher four years ago, because I wanted to make a change. I wanted to make a change in my life and that of my family, but more importantly, I wanted to make a change in young student’s lives.
My first classroom teaching experience was at a young age during high school when I taught modules in social sciences and English in a program called School Within A School (S.W.S.). It was a program in which I was selected to, where I had the opportunity to write curriculum and identify with peers. Oversight of the S.W.S. program came from a board of students and teachers.
Additionally, I have coached 5th Grade Co-Ed and Middle School Basketball at The Grace School (at Meeting Street). I have years of experience coaching youth sports for Lincoln Youth Soccer Association (LYSA), Lincoln Little League, the Town of Lincoln Parks & Recreation (Basketball) and McCall YMCA (Basketball). I am a nationally accredited coach for basketball through NFHS.
During my in-service experience, I have enjoyed working with students on a variety of subjects, but specifically in regards to social emotional learning. I realized how important it is to connect with students, build relationships and educate and care for the whole being.