Years of teaching
K-8 Teaching Certification at the University of Washington Bothell
Student teaching at Kennydale Elementary School in Renton
BA in Arts and Sciences with a major in European History and a minor in Education from the University of Washington Tacoma
Being a first-generation college student and once an English language learner is what influenced me to pursue this career. As a student, I was able to experience the impact a teacher can have on students’ lives. I have devoted years in community service and classroom volunteering at different grade levels from pre-school to high school. I was motivated to see how very small contributions in students’ learning can change their lives, especially those students who just like me once experienced a barrier in their learning due to language or cultural representation in classroom curriculums.
My role as a teacher is more meaningful than just delivering academic materials to my students. Being raised as a Catholic, my faith is still very meaningful for me up to this day. It is more than just practicing it in my daily life; being Catholic means commitment to my community and my family as well as always putting God at the center of my life. It is the most important inheritance my grandparents left for me, our family, and our future generations. As a teacher, I hope not only to provide the best academic quality but my commitment to support my students in their faith and to show God’s love through my teaching every day.
It is my biggest honor and a true blessing to be part of St. Monica’s family.