University Degree: Bachelor in Special Educational Needs Teachering, Master in Neuro-rehabilitation
I graduated from University Institute Avepane in Venezuela in 2003 with a Bachelor's degree in Special Educational Needs Teaching. Later on, I finished my postgraduate in Neuro-rehabilitation in Spain in 2006. During my studies, I had the opportunity to practise in the area of rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injury, acquired brain damage and other serious neurological disabilities. I also had the opportunity to develop and follow a programme for employment opportunities for the inclusion of people with disabilities into the workplace. I have been working in Special Educational Needs for over 9 years, integrating children and adults with special needs into mainstream schools and the work environment for the promotion of a more inclusive society.
I joined the British School of Beijing in August 2010 as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in our Shunyi Campus. My role as a SENCo was to provide support for children with learning difficulties, monitors and assists our teachers by exploring and evaluating individual educational plans (IEPs). I, together with class teachers and specialists, develop effective strategies and resources to support pupils to achieve and access all the areas of the National Curriculum. I also work closely with parents, teachers and other professionals who are involve in the additional support for pupils with special needs.
I am really looking forward for this academic year as I will be taking the role of Reception class teacher. I am excited to be supporting my students personal, social and emotional skills by helping them form positive relationships, build their confidence, as well as developing their academic learning.
Besides being a full time teacher, I am also a mum and I love spending time with my son, who attends BSB Secondary School. I enjoy cooking and more than that I love to experiment with different cuisines at new restaurants. I also love to travel, visiting new countries and experiencing new cultures and food.