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Receiving my congratulations balloon from the AZK12 Center after achieving National Board Certification in 2014.

My Teaching Experience:

  • American School, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico: 5th grade English-as-a-Second Language Teacher (Spring 1998)
  • Mansfeld Middle School: 8th Grade English and Honors English Teacher (1998-2004)
  • Pueblo Magnet High School: Freshman and Sophomore English, Honors English, and Pre-AP English Teacher (2004-2014)
  • Cholla Magnet High School: IB Prep and IB Literature Teacher (2014-2015)
  • Palo Verde Magnet High School: Pre-AP English and AP English Language and Composition Teacher (2015 to present)


  • 2014: NBPTS Certified in Adolescent/Young Adult English Language Arts (Find out more about the National Board Certification process here)
  • 2015-present: National Board Candidate Support Provider for teachers in Tucson Unified School District (Find out more about the process here)
  • 2017: Featured in Educational Newsletter: Read Article
  • 2017: Awarded Educational Enrichment Foundation Grant for 2017-2018 Project: Slam Poetry for Student Empowerment
  • 2017: Wrote curriculum for the Educators Rising teacher preparation program (Engagement and Social Justice lessons)

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