My journey at Country Day School began in 2007 as a student teacher for my final course at the University of Costa Rica. I designed an alternative intervention plan for children age six who were struggling with reading and writing in the regular classroom. Later that year, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Costa Rica. Once graduated I was officially hired as a part-time English Language Development teacher and part-time Student Support for grades Pre-Kinder through 5th Grade. A year later I was given a full-time Student Support position which has given me the opportunity to reach hundreds of students and families in this community to present date.
To focus my training a bit more towards general education, between 2010 and 2012 I enrolled in Framingham State University to complete a Masters Degree Program with a concentration on International Teaching. Additionally, over the past eleven years, I have received training for programs such as Barton Reading and Spelling System, Everyday Math, Teach 4 Mastery, Touch Math, and Handwriting Without Tears. I have attended numerous workshops about Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, sensory integration, executive functions, inclusion, and Response to Intervention.
In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, mountain biking, hiking, gardening, and traveling around the world with my husband looking for craft beer and new culinary experiences!