English as a Second Language Teacher
I was born and raised in Miami, FL and I moved to Greenville, SC when I was 17 years old. I graduated from Wade Hampton High School (Go Generals!) and went on to receive my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with emphasis in counseling from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. After graduating, I worked in classrooms creating behavioral modification plans for students and visiting families in their homes. After six years, I was given the opportunity to work in a school with Spanish speaking parents and students where I provided English as a Second Language (ESOL) services. My family is from Dominican Republic, so Spanish was my first language and I learned English when I began elementary school. It is funny how things worked out. I now teach students that struggled with English just like I did. I truly have a passion for teaching children of different cultures and languages how to read, write, listen, and speak in English. I love seeing the English Language Learners flourish and become fluent in a language that may have been a challenge for them. During my time teaching ESOL, I decided to return to school and get my Master’s in Education from Anderson University in Anderson, SC.
With all that being said, I am Lead Academy’s new ESOL teacher. I will be working with students whose first language is not English to ensure that they have the appropriate English language skills (read, write, listen and speak) in order to be successful in school. I’m ready to rock and roll this new school year!