Education is far more than academic. Our classrooms are often a haven for our students. As technology transforms our world, educators are granted the opportunity to inspire future scholars, philosophers, scientists, doctors, and successful adults.
The careful mixture of instruction, love, patience, and expectation are necessary for the success of students. My classroom will reflect an atmosphere of positivity and progress by allowing time for students to think independently while providing them the tools they need to problem solve. Often students lack the ability to think outside of their box because they have not been shown the importance of the world around them. I want to open my student's eyes to the importance of thoughts, emotions, opinions, and ethics around the world. If our students find empathy for people and cultures outside of their own, they may also find the need for education, in order to have the power and freedom to create a world the students want to thrive in.
I intend to utilize my interdisciplinary skills to solve educational and behavioral problems I may face in the classroom by combining my knowledge of several disciplines and remaining open to new ideas. I have the understanding that each child is very unique and may involve different approaches to learning, which will require creativity. In order to ensure interest from the students, the importance of creativity in the classroom is immense.
As I guide students through the education and assessment process, I will allow each student the equal opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace while creating a comfortable and vibrant atmosphere. I will use creative skills to motivate each student individually. Most of all, I wish to inspire students to achieve success through the love of learning and hope of a successful future.
As the daughter of two middle class parents, I lived a comfortable and stable life. My parents, being polar opposites, gave me an equal balance of a fun loving spirit and efficient work ethic. After graduating with my high school diploma from Meadowbrook Academy in 2012, I pursued my Associates Degree from The College of Central Florida. As I made my way through my Associates Degree, I contemplated several career paths. In 2016, I found my calling to become an educator. I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in public services even at a young age. In high school, I traveled to Honduras on a humanitarian trip to disburse food, build schools, teach children, and spread faith. On this trip, I officially discovered my passion for people and love of service. As an educator, I will be serving my students daily. I chose interdisciplinary studies at The University of Central Florida as my major, because I believe it will prepare me to best serve my students. The knowledge and understanding of several disciplines will be required in order to solve various problems I may face as an educator. I believe a large portion of teaching is understanding behaviors and social reactions; therefore, I chose Behavioral and Social Studies along with Education as my areas of study. I chose my minor in English due to my love of writing and literature.
I believe the practice of complex thought and metacognition to be a valuable tool for my career in education. Interdisciplinary studies has given me the opportunity to embrace my love of learning, open mindedness, intellectual courage, and communicative competence in order to fulfill my ultimate goal of lifting each student to their full potential.
Focus on Behavioral Studies and Education
IDS3933 Cornerstone Experience in Interdisciplinary Studies Spring 2017
EDG2311 Teaching Strategies for Substitute Teachers Spring 2017
ANT3212 Anthropology People of the World Spring 2017
ANT3275 Anthropology Globalization of Refugees Spring 2017
AMH2020 American History Summer 2017
AST2002 Astronomy Summer 2017
CLP3004 Clinical Behavior Summer 2017
CRW3013 Creative Writing Summer 2017
ECT3062 Education: Career/Technical Summer 2017
PCO4203C Psychology for Counseling Fall 2017
EDG4410 General Education Fall 2017
CRW3053 Theory and Practice of Creative Writing Fall 2017
CRW3120 Fiction Writing Workshop Fall 2017
PPE3003 Psychology of Personality Spring 2018
CRW4122 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop Spring 2018
EEX3221 Exceptional Child Education Spring 2018
RED3012 Reading Education Spring 2018
CRW6806C Teaching Creative Writing Summer 2018
CRW3311 Readings in Poetry for Creative Writing Summer 2018
IDS4934 Capstone Experience Summer2018
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