I was born in Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1987. I had just turned 14 year old when I left Italy. I did not speak any English when I first moved to the United States, and my family did not have much. I love working at Irish Elementary--escuela bilingue because I know from experience the time, determination, and hard work it takes to learn another language, and to learn how to navigate a different culture. Furthermore, I also know what it means not to have much. I believe that no matter where each of us comes from and no matter what our past experiences are, with hard work, caring support and determination, we can grow and achieve anything we set our minds to. Each of has a purpose and strengths we can contribute in this life. We just need to identify what that purpose and those strengths are for each of us. My job as a teacher is not just to teach academics, but also to encourage each of my students to find their purpose and their strengths and to believe that they can grow and achieve anything they set their minds to.
I started teaching in 1999. I was a preschool special education, bilingual teacher for sixteen years before I became a Kindergarten teacher.
I have a master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education and Elementary Education. I also have a bilingual certification in Spanish.
Interacting with my students and seeing their happy, enthusiastic faces is what I love the best.
As a Kindegarten teacher, I love all children books. The illustrations and stories are so beautiful. I feel that you can teach a small child almost anything through a book .
Yoga and Zumba.
I am a certified children's yoga teacher. I teach yoga in the PSD after 3 program at Irish.
I like how we collaborate and support each other. We work hard and learn together, but we also have fun.
"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace"--Dalai Lama
"Have patience and compassion for yourself and others"--my own
I have taught adult and children's yoga.
My classroom is a place where we learn, we celebrate and we grow together.