- Teaches students:
- Ages 14+
- Teaching since:
I have been employed as a public secondary school teacher since 2006. I am currently a Spanish teacher at a high school, where I have spent my entire educational experience. Throughout my tenure, I have inspired the uninspired, motivated the unmotivated, and built many relationships among the school community that extends beyond the schoolyard. In the process of perfecting my craft, I have taken extreme pride in being there and making a difference. This motto has been the drive behind my perfect attendance and continual growth, both mentally and educationally.
As a Spanish teacher, I enjoy affording students the opportunity to explore the capacities and avenues of perusing a world language, through a variety of meaningful 21st century learning goals and objectives. I appreciate the challenging, yet rewarding process of teaching a world language. I am impassioned by the relationship building process, interacting with students, observing students partake in extracurricular activities, and witnessing them being celebrated. I also have relished building relationships, collaborating with fellow coworkers, and being a part of the proud school family.
My path to education was unorthodox in a sense. My upbringing was one that included two different cultures. My father was born in Greece. My mother was born in Nicaragua. In my formative years, I was taught many important life lessons such as human empathy, showing respect for my fellow man, honesty, developing a solid work ethic, loyalty, and treating people as one would expect to be treated. These lessons were infused into my life via both the Greek and Spanish cultures, traditions, and customs. These lessons were further developed over time and in different educational settings. Even on many occasions, lessons learned were an extension of a non-structured classroom environment. I obtained an associate degree from Burlington County Community College, followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, and then a Masters Degree in educational leadership from Montclair University.