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Acer 11" Chromebook for Classrooms (refurbished) (8)
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The Academy of Innovative Technology
Hometown:
Bridgeport, CT
Class Information:
Room Number: 319
Students per Class: 85
Class Description:
11th Grade English - 30 students 12th Grade English - 25 students 10th Grade Advisory - 18 students 11th Grade Advisory - 33 students
Position:
English Teacher/Advisory Coordinator/Afterschool Tutor/College Readiness Team Member
Needs:
Our school has encountered recent budget cuts. Thus, to give students the kind of classroom that they deserve, I have paid for much of the classroom furniture out of pocket to provide students with the type of environment that they deserve. Currently my department has six teachers teaching multiple classrooms, often occurring at the same time, with one laptop cart, housing 12 consistently workable computers. This impacts if teachers can even carry out their lessons and if students will be able to type, research, or have the ease of using this to organize information and assignments. This is very necessary for our students because many of them are learning English as a second language, or have cognitive delays or disabilities. Despite the challenges our students face, our school is committed to a college culture. Our students often apply to community colleges, but we have developed a team to push students to apply to more competitive schools, start applications early, speak to parents about financial aid, work on interview skills, and much more. This year, we have succeeded in getting one of our students admitted to Emory, a top 20 university, and have about 85% of our students applying to college, trade school, or some other level of higher education. In order to keep inner city students striving for high expectations, they need the tools and technology to make it possible.
My Philosophy:
All students deserve love respect, a teacher that sets high expectation and also is providing them with relevant information that they will need in college or career as well as in navigating through the world socially and emotionally. I hope to create well-informed students that look at the many issues of the world, question it and pose solutions or different ways of understanding. Just because students come from a low income area, does not mean that they should have low expectations set out for them. It is often students who have the most put up against them that are the strongest and needed to be pushed to succeed.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I grew up in the inner city of Bridgeport, CT and attended an underserved high school. I was privileged enough to receive a full ride to Dartmouth College and then attended Teachers College, Columbia University afterward. I am passionate about teaching in an urban environment and thus, I am starting my 5th year of teaching at the Academy of Innovative Technology. I also enjoy the challenge of getting inner-city students into competitive schools. I have taught all grades from 9-12th in some capacity.
College and Degrees:
Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH (B.A. in English) ColumbiaUniversity, Teachers College - New York, NY (M.A.T. in Secondary English Education)
Favorite Books:
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and King Lear by William Shakespeare.
Favorite Quotes:
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ― Paulo Coelho
Interests:
Reading, Discussion, Music, Art, Film, Excercise
Employment History:
Dartmouth Habitat for Humanity Student Director (Hanover, NH) Student teacher at Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy & Thurgood Marshall Academy (Harlem, NY) English teacher at The Academy of Innovative Technology (Brooklyn, NY)
Why Do I Teach?:
I wear many hats at my school. I teach English class to 11th and 12th graders who are primarily a part of the special education and English language learner population. I also teach a 10th and 11th grade advisory class. I am the coordinator for our school's advisory program, whose goal is to meet the social and emotional needs of our entire student body. Thus, I meet with teachers and create lesson plans and PowerPoints for them to follow. I also am part of our school's college readiness team, whose goal is to prepare students for college through SAT/ACT prep, college essay work, interview help and much more. Lastly, I am a tutor in our schools afterschool program and I also teach Regents prep on most Saturdays. I do all of these things because I am committed to the success of urban students. Education is very personal to me because of my own experiences in high school. I see myself when I look at my students and I identify with where they come from and where they want to go.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 100 %
     High-achiever: 10 %
     Special Needs: 25 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 2 %
     Hispanic: 47 %
     African American: 44 %
     Asian: 5 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 85 %
ESL Enrollment:: 8 %
Average number of students in class:: 27 students
Number of students I teach:: 90 students